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Hartland Point Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartland, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0222 / 51°1'19"N

Longitude: -4.5255 / 4°31'31"W

OS Eastings: 222976

OS Northings: 127788

OS Grid: SS229277

Mapcode National: GBR K3.HTN1

Mapcode Global: FRA 16DD.YKV

Entry Name: Hartland Point Lighthouse

Listing Date: 19 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91201

Location: Hartland, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Hartland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hartland St Nectan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 22 NW

1/134 Hartland Point Lighthouse
- II

Lighthouse. 1872 - 1874. Engineer was Mr. Douglas (afterwards Sir James Douglas),
surveyor Mr. Beasley and built by Mr. Yerward of Wales. Rendered stone which was
hewn from the blue slatey rock on the site. Circular tower 57' high and 120' above
sea level. Square 2 storey building attached. A substantial part of the associated
building was demolished circa 10 years ago (surveyed in 1988).
Previous to the erection of the lighthouse the site was totally inaccessible and a
new road had to be built, started in 1871 The foundation stone of the tower was-laid
in November 1872 and during construction a sealed bottle containing the names of
those present, some current newspapers and a few coins were built into a cavity.
The light was fixed by Messrs Chance Bros of Birmingham - a revolving dioptric light
giving red and white flashes every 30 seconds visible from a distance of 17 miles.
The opening ceremony took place on July 1st 1874 when Lady Stuckley of Hartland
Abbey lit the lamp.
Source: Hartland Lighthouse - R. Pearse Chope. Hartland Chronicle July 1905

Listing NGR: SS2297627788

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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