lighthouse goes on sale with guide price of £525,000
historic high lighthouse has gone on sale this week with a guide
price of £525,000.
than half a century after it was first automated, one of the most
unique lighthouse conversions in Britain is now looking for a new
Keeper, it was anounnced today (Monday).
High Lighthouse, a Grade II* listed lighthouse tower built in 1830,
has been converted to a three-bedroom home with round rooms on each
of its eight floors.
local landmark stands at 110 feet (33 metres) tall and is solidly
engineered in both brick and huge blocks of solid granite.
with original features, from the historic glass Fresnel lenses in
the lantern room, to the dramatic vaulted domed brick ceiling on
the ground floor, the tower has been updated with modern features
such as reinforced glass floor, French cast-iron roll top bath (big
enough for two) and its own industrial sprinkler system, complete
with solid bronze fittings.
High Lighthouse originally lit up the Somerset coast with a paraffin
lamp in the lantern room.
the early 1950s it became one of the first lighthouses in England
to be automated. The automated lantern shone brightly across the
Bristol Channel, visible for a distance of up to 22 miles, keeping
mariners safe until the late 1980s.
top floor of the tower still has its original lantern room, with
Fresnel lenses, a beautiful copper domed roof and granite balcony.
On a clear day the lighthouse enjoys unrivalled views across the
Bristol Channel, taking in the whole of south-Wales, well beyond
Cardiff and you can see the whole of Exmoor at the same time.
eight separate round rooms are connected by a total of over 120
stairs and all three bedrooms are en suite.
one might expect the tower has many nautical features including
a huge ships bell, antique barometer, silver divers helmet,
bronze portholes and original bronze air vents. The tower is kept
safe in storms by its own lightning conductor.
'sympathetically restored' tower is for sale by informal tender
via CJ Hole with Edward Creswick in Burnham-On-Sea with a guide
price of £525,000.
closing date for informal tender bids is Friday 29th June 2018 and
for more information on this iconic building, or to book a viewing,
call 01278 780000 and mention Burnham-On-Sea.com.