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St Margaret's Old Lighthouse, St Margaret's At Cliffe

Description: St Margaret's Old Lighthouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 178496

OS Grid Reference: TR3625543384
OS Grid Coordinates: 636255, 143384
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1409, 1.3761

Location: The Front, St Margarets at Cliffe, Kent CT15 6HP

Locality: St Margaret's At Cliffe
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT15 6HP

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Listing Text

(south Foreland)
St. Margaret's
22.8.66 Old Lighthouse


Lighthouse. Built 1795, rebuilt 1843. Red brick rendered with Roman
cement, with cast iron lantern. Octagonal plan. Two storeys, with
machicolated battlements. Lantern with latticed windows. Two four
centred arched doorways, with entrance porch missing, one leading to
basement, that to right to main stair, with niche between. Interior:
staircase winds inside main chamber, with cast iron floors, the walls
originally panelled and surviving in part. Cast iron lantern, the light
originally floated on a bed of mercury to maintain balance. Glazing
lost. The single storey outbuilding described in previous survey has
fallen victim to the receding cliffline. Sold by Trinity House with the
establishment of the Goodwin Lightship.

Listing NGR: TR3591143305

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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