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Belle Tout Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Meads, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.7382 / 50°44'17"N

Longitude: 0.2146 / 0°12'52"E

OS Eastings: 556360

OS Northings: 95518

OS Grid: TV563955

Mapcode National: GBR MVK.M2H

Mapcode Global: FRA C7B4.9DC

Plus Code: 9F22P6Q7+7R

Entry Name: Belle Tout Lighthouse

Listing Date: 27 May 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1353108

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293528

Also known as: Belle Toute Lighthouse

ID on this website: 101353108

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20

County: East Sussex

District: Eastbourne

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Eastbourne

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: East Dean with Friston

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Tagged with: Lighthouse

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Belle Tout Lighthouse


Built by Stevenson in 1831 of Aberdeen granite. Disused as a lighthouse since the modern one was built below the cliff in 1902. A house was built onto the north side of the lighthouse before the last war and used as an artillery target when the house was reduced to ruins, but the lighthouse to the south is still more or less intact except for the top storey above the platform which actually housed the lantern.

Listing NGR: TV5636095518

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