HARTLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1309148
Date first listed:
19-Jun-1989
Statutory Address:
HARTLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
HARTLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE

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

County:
Devon
District:
Torridge (District Authority)
Parish:
Hartland
National Grid Reference:
SS 22976 27788

Details

HARTLAND SS 22 NW

1/134 Hartland Point Lighthouse - - II

Lighthouse. 1872 - 1874. Engineer was Mr. Douglas (afterwards Sir James Douglas), surveyor Mr. Beasley and built by Mr. Yerward of Wales. Rendered stone which was hewn from the blue slatey rock on the site. Circular tower 57' high and 120' above sea level. Square 2 storey building attached. A substantial part of the associated building was demolished circa 10 years ago (surveyed in 1988). Previous to the erection of the lighthouse the site was totally inaccessible and a new road had to be built, started in 1871 The foundation stone of the tower was-laid in November 1872 and during construction a sealed bottle containing the names of those present, some current newspapers and a few coins were built into a cavity. The light was fixed by Messrs Chance Bros of Birmingham - a revolving dioptric light giving red and white flashes every 30 seconds visible from a distance of 17 miles. The opening ceremony took place on July 1st 1874 when Lady Stuckley of Hartland Abbey lit the lamp. Source: Hartland Lighthouse - R. Pearse Chope. Hartland Chronicle July 1905

Listing NGR: SS2297627788

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
91201
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Hartland Chronicle' in July, (1905)

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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