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Latitude: 50.592 / 50°35'31"N
Longitude: -1.9601 / 1°57'36"W
OS Eastings: 402923
OS Northings: 76921
OS Grid: SZ029769
Mapcode National: GBR 45H.WSM
Mapcode Global: FRA 67SH.N7B
Entry Name: The Lighthouse Residential Block, Link Building, Sheds (Now Used As Garage, Engine House for Lights and Stores) and Wall at Anvil Point
Listing Date: 21 March 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1153160
English Heritage Legacy ID: 108251
Location: Swanage, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19
Civil Parish: Swanage
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Swanage St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
Residential block, link building,
sheds (now used as garage,
SZ 07 NW 2/125 Engine House for lights and stores)
and wall at Anvil Point.
Built 1881 by Trinity House. A good group, largely unaltered, consisting of the
lighthouse itself, a residential block, and stores, all enclosed by a Purbeck Stone
wall, the outer face of which is whitewashed. All other structures have rendered walls
and slate roofs. The main residential block is a single-storey building in a slightly
"Tudor" style, reminiscent of contemporary almshouse blocks. It consists of a house
at each end, for permanent staff, and quarters for a relief keeper in the centre. The
main roof is hipped, with a cross-gable in the centre, Four rendered chimney stacks,
with oversailing courses. Windows, with raised cement surrounds imitating projecting
quoins have timber mullions and transoms. At the north end of the compound is a range
of sheds, similar in style to the main block. One is now used as a garage, another
as the engine house for the light, and others as stores. Rendered walls and gabled
slate roofs. The lighthouse is south of the residential block, joined to it by a narrow
single-storey link building. The lighthouse is circular in plan, with one stage below
the light istelf. This lower stage has 4 windows similar to those in the residential
block. Below the light is a gallery, supported on a continuous moulded stone course.
The gallery has cast iron railings with ornamental standards. The light itself has
diagonal glazing bars and a sloping metal roof, finished with a circular drum carrying
a weather vane. South of the lighthouse, with the compound, is a modern Coastguard's
Lookout (not listable). Square stone piers and wood gates to the compound entrance.
Listing NGR: SZ0292376921
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