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OLD LOWER LIGHTHOUSE, WITH BOUNDARY WALLS AND COASTGUARD HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: OLD LOWER LIGHTHOUSE, WITH BOUNDARY WALLS AND COASTGUARD HOUSE

List entry Number: 1280466

Location

OLD LOWER LIGHTHOUSE, WITH BOUNDARY WALLS AND COASTGUARD HOUSE, PORTLAND BILL ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Portland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Sep-1978

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 382000

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

PORTLAND

SY67NE PORTLAND BILL ROAD, Portland Bill 969-1/1/164 (South East side) 21/09/78 Old Lower Lighthouse, with boundary walls and Coastguard House

II

Lighthouse and house with bird observatory. 1869, modified 1960. Rendered and painted, slate roofs. Slender tapered cylindrical tower, lantern top; domestic block to northeast, linked by flat-roofed one- storey annular extension of c 1960. Tower has various openings, 2-light casements set in deep reveals under cambered projecting lintels and plain cills, crowned by bold cornice carrying cast-iron balustrade with heavy posts and three plain rails to balcony around lantern. Single- storey extension has C20 steel casements. Domestic block in two storeys with original 3-window unit and a slightly smaller and lower unit added, left. Twelve-pane sashes; central gabled porch, coped verges to bold kneelers, boldly modelled linked triple stack to left gable, and double stack to ridge, right of entrance. Extension also with gable stack to left. First lighthouse here built 1716, replaced 1789, and again in 1869. Decommissioned 1906 with opening of New Lighthouse (qv); at this time the commemmorative plaque of 1789 removed to the New Lighthouse. Since 1962 used by RSPB for bird observatory. Used in conjunction with the Old Higher Lighthouse (qv). Subsidiary Features: enclosed in rubble boundary wall to half-round oversailing copings and a set-back quadrant at entry on the north side, with pair of square piers to pyramidal cappings. (Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Dorset: London: 1970-: 253).

Listing NGR: SY6811768973

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 253

National Grid Reference: SY 68117 68973

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