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Description: Tower of Former Low Lighthouse
Date Listed: 27 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 166548
OS Grid Reference: TA4018911233
OS Grid Coordinates: 540189, 411233
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5790, 0.1160
EASINGTON SPURN POINT
TA 41 SW
14/7 Tower of former Low
Lighthouse tower. 1852 with later water tank. For Trinity House. Brick
with ashlar facing. Tapered round tower with entrance to east. 4 storeys,
surmounted by water tank. Stepped base approximately 4 metres high, short
projecting timber platform to square-headed entrance with quoined surround,
blocked windows with eared and shouldered surrounds, coved cornice.
Cylindrical water tank surmounted by railings. The last of a series of Low
Lights erected since the C17, (and as such a successor to the earliest
lighthouses in the country), it was approached by a foot bridge from the
peninsula. Superceded by the new Spurn Lighthouse (qv) and ceased operation
in 1895. Subsequently used as explosives magazine and water tower.
G de Boer, A History of the Spurn Lighthouses, East Yorkshire Local History
Series No 24, 1968, pp 59, 64-6.
Listing NGR: TA4018911233
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Source: English Heritage
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