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HER Number:MDV46020
Name:Signal Cottages, Marisco Castle


Pair of semi-detached cottages built in 1885 for Lloyds signalmen. Also used as post office between 1898 and1909. Demolished late 20th century.


Grid Reference:SS 141 438
Map Sheet:SS14SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLundy
Ecclesiastical ParishLUNDY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS14SW/135

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1885 AD to 1885 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Langham, M., 1986, The Heaven Family of Lundy, 98 (Article in Serial). SDV730.

Stone from quarry workers cottages robbed for use in Signal Cottages.

National Trust, 1989, Lundy, Devon. Vol. One, 159 (Report - Survey). SDV1275.

The two signal station cottages which stand behind (west of) the castle were built in 1885 for the employees of Lloyds signal station. Rapidly deteriorating in 1988. Other details: 101,191.

Ternstom, C., 1994, Untitled Source, 8, 20-21, 23, 26 (Monograph). SDV7840.

A pair of semi-detached cottages, built to house the telegraph and Lloyds signalmen. In 1898 the post office was moved from the Stores to the cottages, until 1909 when it was moved to the cable hut. During this time the telephone was in the back room and there was a large counter in the south front room, which was the telegraph and post office. Other details: Photograph, plan: Figure 1, A. Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1275Report - Survey: National Trust. 1989. Lundy, Devon. Vol. One. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 159.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV730Article in Serial: Langham, M.. 1986. The Heaven Family of Lundy. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 118. Unknown. 98.
SDV7840Monograph: Ternstom, C.. 1994. The Castle on the Island of Lundy. A5 Paperback. 8, 20-21, 23, 26.

Associated Monuments

MDV45893Related to: Castle Cottage, Marisco Castle, Lundy (Building)
MDV45894Related to: Former Lloyd's Signal Hut at Marisco Castle, Lundy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 18 2010 2:29PM