THE LIGHTHOUSE RESIDENTIAL BLOCK, LINK BUILDING, SHEDS (NOW USED AS GARAGE, ENGINE HOUSE FOR LIGHTS AND STORES) AND WALL AT ANVIL POINT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1153160
Date first listed:
21-Mar-1983
Statutory Address:
THE LIGHTHOUSE RESIDENTIAL BLOCK, LINK BUILDING, SHEDS (NOW USED AS GARAGE, ENGINE HOUSE FOR LIGHTS AND STORES) AND WALL AT ANVIL POINT, LIGHTHOUSE ROAD

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Ordnance survey map of THE LIGHTHOUSE RESIDENTIAL BLOCK, LINK BUILDING, SHEDS (NOW USED AS GARAGE, ENGINE HOUSE FOR LIGHTS AND STORES) AND WALL AT ANVIL POINT
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Location

Statutory Address:
THE LIGHTHOUSE RESIDENTIAL BLOCK, LINK BUILDING, SHEDS (NOW USED AS GARAGE, ENGINE HOUSE FOR LIGHTS AND STORES) AND WALL AT ANVIL POINT, LIGHTHOUSE ROAD

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

County:
Dorset
District:
Purbeck (District Authority)
Parish:
Swanage
National Grid Reference:
SZ 02923 76921

Details

LIGHTHOUSE ROAD 1. 5190 The Lighthouse Residential block, link building, sheds (now used as garage, SZ 07 NW 2/125 Engine House for lights and stores) and wall at Anvil Point. II GV

2. Built 1881 by Trinity House. A good group, largely unaltered, consisting of the lighthouse itself, a residential block, and stores, all enclosed by a Purbeck Stone wall, the outer face of which is whitewashed. All other structures have rendered walls and slate roofs. The main residential block is a single-storey building in a slightly "Tudor" style, reminiscent of contemporary almshouse blocks. It consists of a house at each end, for permanent staff, and quarters for a relief keeper in the centre. The main roof is hipped, with a cross-gable in the centre, Four rendered chimney stacks, with oversailing courses. Windows, with raised cement surrounds imitating projecting quoins have timber mullions and transoms. At the north end of the compound is a range of sheds, similar in style to the main block. One is now used as a garage, another as the engine house for the light, and others as stores. Rendered walls and gabled slate roofs. The lighthouse is south of the residential block, joined to it by a narrow single-storey link building. The lighthouse is circular in plan, with one stage below the light istelf. This lower stage has 4 windows similar to those in the residential block. Below the light is a gallery, supported on a continuous moulded stone course. The gallery has cast iron railings with ornamental standards. The light itself has diagonal glazing bars and a sloping metal roof, finished with a circular drum carrying a weather vane. South of the lighthouse, with the compound, is a modern Coastguard's Lookout (not listable). Square stone piers and wood gates to the compound entrance.

Listing NGR: SZ0292376921

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
108251
Legacy System:
LBS

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 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07074/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Martin Roberts. Source Historic England Archive
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