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HER Number:MDV19596
Name:Lundy, South Lighthouse


Lighthouse built in 1896-1897.


Grid Reference:SS 143 436
Map Sheet:SS14SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLundy
Ecclesiastical ParishLUNDY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS14SW/72
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIGHTHOUSE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Blackwell, A. E., 1959 - 1961, Mortehoe Notes, 318 (Article in Serial). SDV86748.

Lighthouse at southern end of Lundy island. Shows one white light every two minutes.

Langham, M., 1986, The Heaven Family of Lundy, 93-121 (Article in Serial). SDV730.

National Trust, 1989, Lundy, Devon. Vol. One, 47 (Report - Survey). SDV1275.

Started in 1896 along with north light in order to replace inadequate old light. Built by Trinity House and finished in 1897. Equipment from old light re-used in south light (removed in 1962). Lantern mounted on a 52ft tower. Other details: 101,169.

Department of Environment, 1991, Lundy, 4 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV7171.

Granite built, rendered and blocked out. Flat roof behind parapets. Circular tower with single storey square engine room attached on SE side. Covered passage of NW site leads to rectangular single storey accommodation block on higher ground level. Tower has small windows and large cornice with cast iron balustrade and large lattice-glazed lantern. Weathervane on top. Engine room is a later addition. Passage and accommodation block have stepped cornice and blocking course concealing flat roof. Sash windows with glazing bars and plank doors.

Robertson, P., 1995, Marine Archaeology and Lundy Marine Nature Reserve: An Assessment for English Nature and the Landmark Trust, 3 (Report - non-specific). SDV349969.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1275Report - Survey: National Trust. 1989. Lundy, Devon. Vol. One. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 47.
SDV349969Report - non-specific: Robertson, P.. 1995. Marine Archaeology and Lundy Marine Nature Reserve: An Assessment for English Nature and the Landmark Trust. A4 Grip Bound + Digital. 3.
SDV7171List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1991. Lundy. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 4.
SDV730Article in Serial: Langham, M.. 1986. The Heaven Family of Lundy. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 118. Unknown. 93-121.
SDV86748Article in Serial: Blackwell, A. E.. 1959 - 1961. Mortehoe Notes. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 28. Unknown. 318.

Associated Monuments

MDV19595Related to: Lundy, North Lighthouse (Building)
MDV31Related to: Old Lighthouse on Lundy (Building)
MDV45915Related to: Powder Magazine SSW of Lundy South Lighthouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2014 11:35AM