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Belle Tout Lighthouse, Eastbourne

Description: Belle Tout Lighthouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 293528

OS Grid Reference: TV5635695509
OS Grid Coordinates: 556356, 95509
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7381, 0.2145

Location: Beachy Head Road, East Sussex BN20 0AE

Locality: Eastbourne
Local Authority: Eastbourne Borough Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN20 0AE

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Listing Text

Belle Tout Lighthouse
1. Beachy Head

TV 59 NE 12/45 27.5.49.

Built by Stevenson in 1831 of Aberdeen granite. Disused as a lighthouse since
the modern 1 was built below the cliff in 1902. A house was built onto the
North side of the lighthouse before the last war and used as an artillery
target when the house was reduced to ruins, but the lighthouse to the South
is still more or less intact except for the top storey above the platform which
actually housed the lantern.

Listing NGR: TV5635695509

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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