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Fog Station at Nash Point Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd), Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4009 / 51°24'3"N

Longitude: -3.5543 / 3°33'15"W

OS Eastings: 291976

OS Northings: 168024

OS Grid: SS919680

Mapcode National: GBR HF.QW52

Mapcode Global: VH5J4.B1VW

Entry Name: Fog Station at Nash Point Lighthouse

Listing Date: 29 March 1996

Last Amended: 19 January 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18027

Building Class: Maritime

Location: In open ground between the Lower (West), and the Upper (East) Lighthouses at Nash Point, within their walled compound.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)

Community: St. Donats

Locality: Nash Point

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

The fog signal station was probably built in the latter part of the C19, to standard Trinity House designs. It was de-commissioned in 2001.

Exterior

Lined-out render, probably over stone, with flat roof. Single storeyed, with doorway in centre of north elevation, with flanking 2-light transomed window. Wide doorway to engine room to its left. Three window return elevation to west; doorway with narrow side lights and two windows in east elevation. All windows have slightly cambered heads and projecting cills. Unmoulded cornice and blocking course. Two fog horns mounted on the roof, projecting from a metal drum and pointing south-west and south-east.

Interior

Interior contains office and engine room, both plain. The engine room is fitted with diesel generators and electrical equipment for working the fog horns.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a part of an ambitiously planned lighthouse complex, and a good example of a purpose-designed fog signal station of the later C19.

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