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HER Number:MDV8513
Name:Kingswear Lighthouse, Kingswear


Kingswear Lighthouse erected in 1864 and demolished in 1980. Due for replacement


Grid Reference:SX 885 508
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSWEAR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIGHTHOUSE (In use, XIX to XX - 1864 AD to 1980 AD (Between))

Full description

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

The white tower and staff was erected by the new Harbour Commission in 1864, but a large house above bore the name Beacon before the light-house was erected.

Delderfield, E., 1977, Scrapbook 2 (Article in Serial). SDV77.

Lighthouse demolished march 1980, due to be replaced by another (wmn).

1980, Western Morning News (Article in Serial). SDV173262.

Western morning news 11/3/1980 (copy in parish file).

National Trust, 1984, East Dart, Devon, 14 (Report - Survey). SDV338477.

Demolished in March 1980, a lighthouse erected in 1864 by The Harbour Commission, served the estuary at this point.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173262Article in Serial: 1980. Western Morning News.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback.
SDV338477Report - Survey: National Trust. 1984. East Dart, Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.
SDV77Article in Serial: Delderfield, E.. 1977. Scrapbook 2. Newspaper/Magazine Cuttin.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2019 4:20PM