Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:


© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1234462.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 22-Oct-2020 at 05:52:27.


Statutory Address:

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

Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
North Sunderland
National Grid Reference:
NU 24591 38983


NORTH SUNDERLAND LONGSTONE NU 23 NW Farne Islands 5/178 Lighthouse on Lighthouse on Longs tone 22/12/69 GV II Lighthouse and Keeper's cottage. 1826 by David Alexander for Trinity House, Newcastle, enlarged later C19 by Joseph Nelson. Ashlar and dressed stone, painted red and white. All the buildings are set on a tall, dressed-stone base, rounded in plan with a segment-headed doorway in alternating-block surround. The base has a bold, roll-moulded top. Tall, 5-storey circular tapering lighthouse with small, square openings in raised surrounds. Platform with iron railings below the light. The light has trellised glazing bars. Small domed roof. Lower rounded extension on east side for foghorn. To right a single-storey, 2-bay cottage, rounded at each end. Segment-headed 12-pane sashes. Door on left return. Roof hidden by parapet. Of great landscape value and famous for its association with Grace Darling (18l5-42) daughter of the keeper who with her father rescued five people from the wreck of the Forarshire in 1838.

Listing NGR: NU2459138983


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

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


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

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].