OLD SOUTH PIER LIGHTHOUSE IN ROKER CLIFF PARK NZ 4073 5974

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1218440
Date first listed:
10-Nov-1978
Date of most recent amendment:
17-Oct-1994
Statutory Address:
OLD SOUTH PIER LIGHTHOUSE IN ROKER CLIFF PARK NZ 4073 5974, WHITBURN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
OLD SOUTH PIER LIGHTHOUSE IN ROKER CLIFF PARK NZ 4073 5974, WHITBURN ROAD

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

District:
Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 40717 59796

Details

SUNDERLAND

NZ45NW WHITBURN ROAD 920-1/5/244 (East side (off)) 10/11/78 Old South Pier Lighthouse in Roker Cliff Park NZ 4073 5974 (Formerly Listed as: INNER SOUTH PIER Old Lighthouse)

GV II*

Lighthouse. 1856. By Thomas Meik. For the River Wear Commission, for the old South Pier which had been built 1723-1750s. Transferred to this site 1983 when old South Pier was shortened. Painted riveted wrought-iron plates around cast-iron staircase. Tapered Tuscan column with gallery on cornice and high dome on top lantern. 2 small windows now look towards the harbour, the upper an oriel; two very small roundels give light to other side of stair. Formerly had plaque above doorway with sextant and date 1856. INTERIOR said to have elaborate cast-iron spiral staircase round central newel. Superseded by construction of new piers between 1885 and 1907, the new S pier never completed. Previous attribution to J Pickernell an error: Pickernell designed a lighthouse in 1802. (Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914: Newcastle upon Tyne: 1983-: 18).

Listing NGR: NZ4071759796

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
391653
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Corfe, T, The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914, (1983), 18

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: 14 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/14822/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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