CLIFF PATH WALL TO BATTERY, EAST NORTH EAST OF BATTERY COTTAGES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1104916
Date first listed:
07-Oct-1991
Statutory Address:
CLIFF PATH WALL TO BATTERY, EAST NORTH EAST OF BATTERY COTTAGES

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Location

Statutory Address:
CLIFF PATH WALL TO BATTERY, EAST NORTH EAST OF BATTERY COTTAGES

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

County:
Devon
District:
Torridge (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 12853 44927

Details

LUNDY

SS14SW BATTERY POINT 1938-0/2/13 Cliff Path Wall to Battery, East North-East of Battery Cottages

II

Path walls to fog signal battery. Circa 1861 for Trinity House. Granite rubble, dressed on corners with granite rubble coping. Low walls on the outward sides of path which zig-zag down cliff to the Fog Signal Battery (qv) and Battery Cottages (qv). Some of the granite sets survive with gutters to drain the surface water.

Note: The Old Lighthouse (qv) is situated at 470 feet above sea level and was often obscured by fog. In an attempt to solve the problem a fog signal battery was built on the cliffs below. The installation included cottages for the gunners and a magazine and integral privies reached from the top of the cliff by this path with its walls. In 1878 Trinity House substituted guncotton for the guns and in 1881 it was even considered that the lower light of the Old Lighthouse should be moved to the Battery. Bells, hooters and whistles were also experimented with but The Old Lighthouse and Battery were eventually abandoned in 1897 when the North and South Lundy Lighthouses (qv) were built. (Lighthouses, their Architecture, History and Archaeology:D.B. Hague and R.Christie; Lundy:A and M Langham).

Listing NGR: SS1285344927

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
91986
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hague, B, Christie, R, Lighthouses their Architecture History and Archaeology, (1975)
Langham, A, Langham, M, Lundy, (1970)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 03 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/13599/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Chapman. Source Historic England Archive
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