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Burry Port Harbour Light

A Grade II Listed Building in Cefn Sidan, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6775 / 51°40'38"N

Longitude: -4.2512 / 4°15'4"W

OS Eastings: 244448

OS Northings: 200034

OS Grid: SN444000

Mapcode National: GBR GQ.X8QW

Mapcode Global: VH3MH.83FC

Entry Name: Burry Port Harbour Light

Listing Date: 25 November 2003

Last Amended: 25 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82064

Location: On the W breakwater of Burry Port harbour.

County: Carmarthenshire

Communities: Pembrey and Burry Port Town (Pembre a Phorth Tywyn)

Community: Cefn Sidan

Locality: Burry Port

Built-Up Area: Burry Port

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Burry Port was opened in 1832 and its E harbour was built as a floating dock in 1840. The harbour light was built in 1842 and is now disused.

Exterior

A round harbour light of whitewashed rubble stone. On its N side is a steel door under a concrete lintel, with a stair light to the SE. At the upper level is a projecting and bracketed metal fence to a walkway. The polygonal lantern has a domed roof.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved harbour light and for its contribution to the overall historic character of Burry Port harbour.

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