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Description: Killingholme High Lighthouse
Date Listed: 17 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 165871
OS Grid Reference: TA1783418214
OS Grid Coordinates: 517834, 418214
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6472, -0.2188
TA 11 NE SOUTH KILLINGHOLME
TA 178 182
11/71 Killingholme High
Lighthouse. Established 1831, rebuilt 1876-7 for Trinity House. Brick,
rendered and colourwashed. 6-storey tapered round tower, 30 metres high.
Recessed plain door under timber lintel. Two recessed louvred openings to
ground floor, two or three 12-pane sashes to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors
with projecting cills and recessed lintels. Moulded cornice supports
balcony to top floor with plain iron railings. Top floor has plinth,
incised band below cillband, wide east-facing window with vertical glazing
bars. Ribbed dome with scalloped eaves, capped with cylindrical ventilator
and weathervane. Stack rising from south side has stepped cornice and four
cylindrical pots. Plaque on north side inscribed:
THIS LIGHT HOUSE
WAS ENLARGED AND REBUILT BY THE
OF KINGSTON UPON HULL 1877
JOHN WILSON (WARDENS
GEORGE HARRISON (
THE ONE AT S.E. WAS ERECTED IN 1836
WILLM COLLINSON (WARDENS
GEORGE NALL (
AND THE ONE AT THE N.E. IN 1851
JOHN SUGDEN (WARDENS
HUNTER ESTILL (
Lighthouse, no longer manned, is used in conjunction with the nearby
Killingholme South Low Lighthouse to guide shipping in the Humber, and in
the C19 was a link in the Hull Telegraph. D. Jackson, Lighthouses of
England and Wales, 1975, 104-5.
Listing NGR: TA1783418214
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Source: English Heritage
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