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High Light (Lighthouse Attached to Rear Wing of Number 8)

A Grade II Listed Building in Blyth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1255 / 55°7'31"N

Longitude: -1.5 / 1°30'0"W

OS Eastings: 431980

OS Northings: 581346

OS Grid: NZ319813

Mapcode National: GBR K9Z5.1G

Mapcode Global: WHC30.XFWL

Plus Code: 9C7W4FGX+5X

Entry Name: High Light (Lighthouse Attached to Rear Wing of Number 8)

Listing Date: 28 July 1950

Last Amended: 15 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371411

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235994

Also known as: Blyth High Lighthouse

ID on this website: 101371411

Location: Blyth, Northumberland, NE24

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Blyth

Built-Up Area: Blyth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Blyth St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Tagged with: Lighthouse

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NZ 3181 SE
(back lane)
12/30 High Light
(lighthouse attached
28.7.50 to rear wing of No.8)
(formerly listed as High
GV II Lighthouse)
Lighthouse, 1780-90, heightened twice in later C19/early C20. C18 part squared
stone, upper parts brick, colour-washed. Slightly-tapered circular tower.
Lower part in 4 stages, divided by bands. Doorway on north, within small added
porch; quatrefoil or cross loops, some blocked, to cardinal points. Upper part
with 2 bands on moulded corbels, 2 windows to south. Flat roof has railing
with knobbed spiral standards.

Interior: C18 part has stone newel stair; ladders in top section.

The lighthouse was worked in conjunction with the Low Light (rebuilt 1936)
until 1985, when it was superseded by modern navigation aids on a different
alignment and repainted mushroom instead of white.

Listing NGR: NZ3198081346

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