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Lighthouse on West Pier, Ramsgate

Description: Lighthouse on West Pier

Grade: II
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

Location: Margate, Kent CT11 9RN

Locality: Ramsgate
Local Authority: Thanet District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT11 9RN

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Listing Text

TR 3864 SW
19/349 Lighthouse on
West Pier
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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