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The Breakwater and Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Rame Peninsular, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3346 / 50°20'4"N

Longitude: -4.1587 / 4°9'31"W

OS Eastings: 246469

OS Northings: 50521

OS Grid: SX464505

Mapcode National: GBR NV.XCNC

Mapcode Global: FRA 2854.X8J

Entry Name: The Breakwater and Lighthouse

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386471

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473858

Location: Plymouth, PL10

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Rame Peninsular

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

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Listing Text


SX45SE THE SOUND, Plymouth Sound
740-1/7/423 The Breakwater and Lighthouse


Breakwater and lighthouse. Begun 1811 by Sir John Rennie,
engineer, with William Knight as the resident architect.
Completed in 1841 (Pevsner) with a lighthouse at one end.
Built of stone with ramped ends. Long rectangular plan plus
ends which are splayed in towards the Sound, over 5,000 feet
long. Said to have needed 4 1/2 million tons of stone.
A remarkable feat of engineering.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4646950521

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