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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1101512



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Dover

District Type: District Authority

Parish: St. Margaret's At Cliffe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Apr-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 178497

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TR 34 SE ST MARGARET'S AT CLIFFE THE FRONT (south Foreland) 6/58 South Foreland Lighthouse


Lighthouse and outbuildings. Built 1793, rebuilt 1843. Rendered, with slate roofs. Irregular octagon with flanking wings. The tower is of 3 storeys on a plinth, with machicolations and battlemented parapet. Lantern with ball finial and weather vane. Single storey outbuildings with plinth and parapet and low hipped roof with 2 cast iron chimney pots. Projecting canted bay window on main facade, and projecting return wing both with pediment-shaped parapets and Trinity House emblems. Linked to tower by short wing with four centred arched doorway. Main entry to tower with pointed arch on attached shafts. With the first permanent electric lamp in the country (installed 1872, only the Lizard Light is more powerful on the south coast).

Listing NGR: TR3591143305

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National Grid Reference: TR 35911 43305


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