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LLOYDS SIGNAL STATION

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.

Name: LLOYDS SIGNAL STATION

List entry Number: 1158037

Location

LLOYDS SIGNAL STATION

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Landewednack

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Oct-1984

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 64637

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

LANDEWEDNACK BASS POINT SW 71 SW 9/57 Lloyds Signal Station II Signal station, now dwelling. 1872. Erected and opened by Messrs Fox of Falmouth. Masonry with white masonry paint covering. Almost square in plan with canted bay to south-east. 2 1/2 storeys with rectangular window openings, fenestration now altered. Windows generally asymmetrical with 3 windows on ground floor on south- west side. C20 porch and 3 windows on north-west side and 2 storeys of 3 rectangular windows in the projecting bay to the south-east with a ground and first floor window on the left. 5 small rectangular lookout windows are placed below the battlements of the bay looking seaward. Flat roof behind the battlements. The timber signal pole has been reduced in height. Of the 4 rooms on the ground floor 2 were occupied by the Direct Spanish Telegraph Company, 1 by the Lizard Signal Company and 1 a waiting room. Telegraph office above. On the flat roof a signalman watched through the 5 small windows. Communication between the office and vessels was made by semaphore. Outward- and homeward-bound ships reported their name and other information. The particulars were then passed to the telegraph room below and sent to the ships' owners and to daily papers. This removed the necessity for ships to call at Falmouth as they could receive orders from The Lizard. More than 1,000 ships per month used The Lizard Station by 1877. Interior not inspected. Sources: S Pascoe, On the Cornish Coast, 1877. C A Johns, A Week at The Lizard, 3rd Edition

Listing NGR: SW7148111934

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Johns, CA , A Week at the Lizard
Pascoe, S , On the Cornish Coast, (1877)

National Grid Reference: SW 71481 11934

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