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High Light (Lighthouse Attached to Rear Wing of Number 8), Blyth

Description: High Light (Lighthouse Attached to Rear Wing of Number 8)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 July 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 235994

OS Grid Reference: NZ3198081346
OS Grid Coordinates: 431980, 581346
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1255, -1.5000

Location: Bath Terrace, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3BB

Locality: Blyth
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE24 3BB

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Listing Text

NZ 3181 SE
(back lane)
12/30 High Light
(lighthouse attached
28.7.50 to rear wing of No.8)
(formerly listed as High
GV II Lighthouse)
Lighthouse, 1780-90, heightened twice in later C19/early C20. C18 part squared
stone, upper parts brick, colour-washed. Slightly-tapered circular tower.
Lower part in 4 stages, divided by bands. Doorway on north, within small added
porch; quatrefoil or cross loops, some blocked, to cardinal points. Upper part
with 2 bands on moulded corbels, 2 windows to south. Flat roof has railing
with knobbed spiral standards.

Interior: C18 part has stone newel stair; ladders in top section.

The lighthouse was worked in conjunction with the Low Light (rebuilt 1936)
until 1985, when it was superseded by modern navigation aids on a different
alignment and repainted mushroom instead of white.

Listing NGR: NZ3198081346

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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