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Description: South Foreland Lighthouse
Date Listed: 23 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 178497
OS Grid Reference: TR3591143305
OS Grid Coordinates: 635911, 143305
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1404, 1.3711
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TR 34 SE ST MARGARET'S AT CLIFFE THE FRONT
Lighthouse and outbuildings. Built 1793, rebuilt 1843. Rendered, with
slate roofs. Irregular octagon with flanking wings. The tower is of 3
storeys on a plinth, with machicolations and battlemented parapet.
Lantern with ball finial and weather vane. Single storey outbuildings
with plinth and parapet and low hipped roof with 2 cast iron chimney pots.
Projecting canted bay window on main facade, and projecting return wing
both with pediment-shaped parapets and Trinity House emblems. Linked to
tower by short wing with four centred arched doorway. Main entry to
tower with pointed arch on attached shafts. With the first permanent
electric lamp in the country (installed 1872, only the Lizard Light is
more powerful on the south coast).
Listing NGR: TR3591143305
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Source: English Heritage
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