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Dungeness Lighthousemen's Dwellings, Lydd

Description: Dungeness Lighthousemen's Dwellings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 175194

OS Grid Reference: TR0887916875
OS Grid Coordinates: 608879, 116875
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9135, 0.9701

Locality: Lydd
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN29 9PT

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Listing Text

TR 01 NE 6/54 28.11.50. Dwellings.
These dwellings are formed out of the remains of the lighthouse erected
by William Coke of Holkham in 1792 Architect Samuel Wyatt. When a new
lighthouse was erected in 1904, the upper parts of the older lighthouse
were demolished, but the 2 lowest storeys were left and converted into
dwellings for the lighthouse keepers, to which 2 separate houses had been
added in the early C19. The remains of the original structure form a
circular building with a hollow centre making a little circular courtyard.
2 storeys stuccoed. Flat roof with cornice and parapet. 16 sashes with
glazing bars intact. Every 4th window bay projects with a door on the
ground floor and window above. In the early C19, 2 more separate dwellings
were added on the south east and south west sides of the original building.
These are little square single-storey houses or pavilions with 2 windows
facing each way. Stuccoed. Hipped slate roofs with wide eaves cornice.
Glazing bars intact. On the inner side of each is a little gabled porch
with a window facing inwards and a 6 panel door. On the outer side of
each building is the coat of arms of Trinity House.

Listing NGR: TR0887916875

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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