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Oil Store and enclosure walls at Flatholm Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.376 / 51°22'33"N

Longitude: -3.1191 / 3°7'8"W

OS Eastings: 322206

OS Northings: 164696

OS Grid: ST222646

Mapcode National: GBR J0.SJ5C

Mapcode Global: VH6FT.WPF1

Entry Name: Oil Store and enclosure walls at Flatholm Lighthouse

Listing Date: 29 March 1996

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17383

Building Class: Maritime

Location: The walls enclose the lighthouse compound and an adjacent allotment, within the bank and ditch enclosure of the 1869 fort; the oil store is aligned with the entrance to the lighthouse, close to the al

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Locality: Flat Holm Island

Traditional County: Somerset

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The first lighthouse on Flatholm was built in 1738. Converted to oil and partially rebuilt 1820, and a new lantern added in 1866. While the boundary walls may mark an alignment set out in the early period, they may have been rebuilt in the 1860's. The oil store almost certainly dates from this period.


Rough rubble walls c1.5m high enclose an area around the lighthouse, and a trapezoidal area to its NW, the former garden plot. The oil store is built alongside the wall to the NNW, a standard Trinity House design - white-washed render, single storeyed with coped gables and moulded eaves cornice. Camber headed doorway in lower gable end, and a small window (blocked) above it. Similar window in apex of upper gable.

Reasons for Listing

The oil store and enclosure walls form a significant element in the lighthouse site.

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