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Spurn Lighthouse, Easington

Description: Spurn Lighthouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 166547

OS Grid Reference: TA4034511239
OS Grid Coordinates: 540345, 411239
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5790, 0.1183

Location: Easington Road, Hull HU12 0UG

Locality: Easington
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HU12 0UG

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Listing Text

TA 41 SW
14/6 Spurn Lighthouse

Lighthouse. 1893-5 by Thomas Matthews for Trinity House. Brick, painted,
on concrete base. Tapered round tower with entrance to west. 6 storeys,
surmounted by lantern; overall height approximately 36 metres. High
chamfered plinth. Flight of 5 stone steps flanked by cast- and wrought-iron
railings with wreathed handrail, column newel and plain balusters. Recessed
double board doors with louvred lower panels and 2-pane overlight beneath
segmental arch. Recessed relief panel above with painted Trinity House
arms, crest and motto "Trinitas in Unitate". Deeply-recessed segmental-
headed windows with projecting sills. Top section corbelled out to light
inspection platform with plain railing. Cylindrical lantern with latticed
glazing bars. Domed cupola with cylindrical ventilator. Built to replace
Smeaton's High Lighthouse of 1771-6, demolished in 1895, and the Low
Lighthouse of 1852 (qv). A prominent landmark, and one of the series of
Humber Estuary lights which included lighthouses at Thorngumbald and South
Killingholme (qv). Ceased operation in 1985. G de Boer, A History of the
Spurn Lighthouses, East Yorkshire Local History Series No 24, 1968, pp 66-8.

Listing NGR: TA4034511239

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Source: English Heritage

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