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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
Entry Name: Watch House
Listing Date: 22 November 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384355
English Heritage Legacy ID: 484789
Location: Southwold, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP18
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
TM5075 GUN HILL
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.
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:
Listing NGR: TM5079675736
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