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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: 1141204



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


District: Isles of Scilly

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Martin's

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Apr-1959

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 62460

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SV9lNW The Day Mark 1358-0/2/21 06/04/59


Day mark. Erected 1683 by Thomas Ekins, first steward of the Godophin Family to live on the islands. Rendered granite. Circular tower. 4.8m in diameter and 6.4m high, set back to conical termination making it llm high. Blocked arched entrance door with incorrect date of 1637. It was painted white until 1822 but by 1833 had been painted red, and is now painted in bands of red and white. Ekins encouraged the resettlement of St. Martins from the 1680s. The earliest surviving dated example of a beacon in the British Isles. (Hague D and Christie R: Lighthouses: Their Architecture, History and Archaeology: Llandysul: 1975-: 208; Borlase, W: Observations on ... the Islands of Scilly: Oxford: 1754-: 54).

Listing NGR: SV9418616093

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Borlase, W, Observations on the Antiquities of the Islands of Scilly, (1754), 54
Hague, B, Christie, R, Lighthouses their Architecture History and Archaeology, (1975), 208

National Grid Reference: SV 94186 16093


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