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The Lighthouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Isles of Scilly, Isles of Scilly

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Latitude: 49.8925 / 49°53'33"N

Longitude: -6.3454 / 6°20'43"W

OS Eastings: 88020

OS Northings: 8202

OS Grid: SV880082

Mapcode National: GBR BXQZ.28Z

Mapcode Global: VGYC3.YYSS

Plus Code: 8CXMVMV3+2R

Entry Name: The Lighthouse

Listing Date: 6 April 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328835

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62449

Location: St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, TR22

County: Isles of Scilly

Civil Parish: St. Agnes

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Isles of Scilly

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SV80NE The Lighthouse


Lighthouse. 1680 for Trinity House, with cupola of 1806.
Colourwashed render on granite rubble, with cast-iron and
glass cupola. Circular on plan. 3 storeys with fourth-storey
cupola. 2 plat band divisions. Randomly-placed casement and
4-pane openings. Projecting eaves with cast-iron railing,
curved stanchions tied to glass cupola with square panes with
curved conical roof. Addition of c1840 consists of
single-storey lean-to porch and corridor attached with further
right-angled corridor attached leading to house (q.v.).
Interior noted as having lantern reached by wooden newel stair
from first floor and carried by shallow stone vault (replacing
original timber ceiling); stone mural stair to first floor
which has 4 gun ports. Plaque records original build of c1680
by Captain Hugh Hill and Captain Simon Bayly, builders of the
1676 Lowestoft lighthouse. Superseded in 1910 by the Peninnis
Lighthouse, St. Mary's (q.v.). The original iron cresset is
now in Tresco Gardens (q.v.).
(Hague D and Christie R: Lighthouses:Their Architecture,
History and Archaeology: Llandysul: 1975-: 79-81, 241-4).

Listing NGR: SV8803008216

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