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Description: Lighthouse on West Pier
Date Listed: 30 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 171985
OS Grid Reference: TR3846164290
OS Grid Coordinates: 638461, 164290
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3277, 1.4215
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RAMSGATE ROYAL HARBOUR
TR 3864 SW
19/349 Lighthouse on
Lighthouse. 1842 by John Shaw. Cornish granite, glass and iron.
Cylindrical column of granite with moulded base and entablature, the frieze
inscribed 3 times: Perfugium Miseris. South western doorway with 3 panel
iron door and date stone over: AD MD CCCXCII. Octagonal glass lantern
with iron cornice ornamented with shells, and with ball finial and weather
vane. Contains 150 watt lamp with stepped lens with light range of 7
miles. Replaced an earlier Benjamin Wyatt lighthouse which had been too
close to the pier head, and damaged by overhanging ships masts. (Busson,
Cap. 3; Matkin, Maritime Thanet).
Listing NGR: TR3846164290
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Source: English Heritage
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