Old South Pier Lighthouse in Roker Cliff Park, Whitburn Road, Sunderland - Sunderland

Lighthouse, originally built on the old South Pier in Roker in 1856 by the engineer Thomas Meik. Constructed of iron and steel, it was transferred to its current site in 1983. Repair and redecoration works were completed in 2017 following problems of water ingress and localised decay due to corrosion. These were funded by Sunderland City Council. An updated maintenance plan is being finalised for the site.

Old South Pier Lighthouse in Roker Cliff Park, Whitburn Road, Sunderland - Sunderland
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: OLD SOUTH PIER LIGHTHOUSE IN ROKER CLIFF PARK NZ 4073 5974
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1218440
  • Local Planning Authority: Sunderland
  • Site Type: Maritime > Navigation aid

Location

  • Building Name: Old South Pier Lighthouse in Roker Cliff Park
  • County: Tyne and Wear
  • District / Borough: Sunderland
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Sunderland Central
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Local authority

Contact Details

David Farrington 0191 269 1230

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England