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Watch House

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwold, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3224 / 52°19'20"N

Longitude: 1.6788 / 1°40'43"E

OS Eastings: 650796

OS Northings: 275736

OS Grid: TM507757

Mapcode National: GBR YX3.C8Q

Mapcode Global: VHM76.1WWK

Plus Code: 9F438MCH+WG

Entry Name: Watch House

Listing Date: 22 November 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384355

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484789

Location: Southwold, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP18

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: Southwold

Built-Up Area: Southwold

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Southwold St Edmund, King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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588-1/6/43 Watch House


Garden house, later coastguard look-out; now Royal National
Lifeboat Institution museum. 1800, converted and altered in
mid C20. Colourwashed brick with pyramidal slate roof and
EXTERIOR: single storey, octagonal on plan. Steps lead to
boarded door. Three sides towards sea are fitted with C20
plate glass viewing window.
INTERIOR: plain.
HISTORY: the building, known locally as The Casino, was built
originally to serve as a garden reading house.
(Bottomley A & Hutchinson J: Discovering Southwold: Southwold:
1988-: 2-3).

Listing NGR: TM5079675736

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