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Dunston Pillar

Hob Uid: 349474
Location :
Lincolnshire
North Kesteven
Dunston
Grid Ref : TF0087061940
Summary : Dunston Pillar - 1751 beacon light
More information : (TF 00876194) Dunston Pillar (NAT) (1)

A beacon, built in 1751, to guide travellers crossing Lincoln
Heath. (2)

Dunston Pillar, a square tapering pillar built as a lighthouse
in 1751 by Sir Francis Dashwood to guide travellers over the
desolate heath. A statue of George III replaced the lantern in
1810 but this has been recently removed (3). The pillar was
formerly 92 ft high with a staircase inside; now reduced to a
stump by demolition during the 1939-45 war. Grade 2 (4). (3-4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Leic A & AS 6 1888 221
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Bldgs of Eng Lincs 1964 520 (N Pevsner & J Harris)
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) North Kesteven RD Lincs July 1966 13.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
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Monument Start Date : 1751
Monument Type : Beacon
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 06 SW 8
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