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Former Engine House and Fog Station at Bardsey Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7499 / 52°44'59"N

Longitude: -4.7998 / 4°47'59"W

OS Eastings: 211129

OS Northings: 320595

OS Grid: SH111205

Mapcode National: GBR GPJF.G4G

Mapcode Global: WH33Z.74MP

Entry Name: Former Engine House and Fog Station at Bardsey Lighthouse

Listing Date: 29 March 1996

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17926

Building Class: Maritime

Location: West of the lighthouse tower, towards the western edge of the walled compound.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Yr Enlli / Bardsey Island

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Probably built in 1883 when the optic was renewed as a rotative light. Designed according to a standard Trinity House model. Visible in 1886 John Thomas photograph.

Exterior

Former engine-house and fog-station. Lined-out whitewashed render. Single storeyed, the engine house is circular in plan, with a projecting rectangular porch. Massive moulded cornice and blocking course; hood moulds to all openings, including the double doors of the porch and the 5 windows, which are all mullioned and transomed, with the upper lights raked back. Projecting from the engine house to the S is a tall rectangular block with single doorway, the original fog station, replaced c1970 by a new building outside the compound.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with other buildings in important lighthouse complex.

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