NEW LIGHTHOUSE WITH BOUNDARY WALLS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1280498
Date first listed:
17-May-1993
Statutory Address:
NEW LIGHTHOUSE WITH BOUNDARY WALLS, PORTLAND BILL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
NEW LIGHTHOUSE WITH BOUNDARY WALLS, PORTLAND BILL ROAD

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

County:
Dorset
District:
Weymouth and Portland (District Authority)
Parish:
Portland
National Grid Reference:
SY 67737 68376

Details

PORTLAND

SY67NE PORTLAND BILL ROAD, Portland Bill 969-1/1/162 (South side) New Lighthouse with boundary walls

II

Lighthouse with coastguard accommodation. Opened January 11th 1906, (report in Weymouth Telegram, 12.01.06), built by Wakeham Brothers of Plymouth, at cost of »13,000. Painted render; flat roof to coastguard house assumed asphaltic. Lofty (35m)tapered shaft to heavy moulded cornice carrying cylindrical domed lantern set to balcony with cast-iron balustrade in 12 bays; heavy moulded posts and three plain rails. Various openings in five stages, deep-set 2-light casements to cambered raised lintels and heavy stooled cills. Trinity House badge set to south face; entrance door on NW side. Single-storey link to flat-roofed coastguard house in two storeys, 4 x 3 bays, mainly two light casements with transom, to stooled cills. In second bay from south each side a projecting square flat-roofed porch with part glazed doors; entry also in low link adjoining tower. Single-storey wing full width north end. All set to plinth, and with heavy moulded cornice; four large stacks with heavy cappings set in on flat roof. Subsidiary Features: enclosed by rubble wall, painted externally, half-cylindrical coping, c 1.5m high, with pairs of square gate piers to heavy pyramidal cappings and wooden gates on east and west facing link block. Similar walls centrally back to house from each of four sides. Service building in south east corner has cast-iron ventilator grilles. This new lighthouse replaced the former Old Higher and Old Lower Lighthouses (qqv). It is a complete group, and an important complement historically to the two earlier buildings. (Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Dorset: London: 1970-: 253).

Listing NGR: SY6773768376

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
381998
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 253
'Weymouth Telegraph' in 12 January, (1906)

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 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/05395/07
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