Listed Building Grade II
- Circular tower lighthouse, attached to the rear of 8 Bath Terrace, which tapers slightly to a height of 18.74 metres. The lighthouse was raised in three stages: the first stage, of 1788, was built from stone and had a newel (spiral) staircase and rose to a height of 10.66 metres, with horizontal bands dividing into four stages; the later stages (1888, 4.26 metres; 1900, 3.82 metres) were built from brick and used ladders to ascend the lighthouse, these stages were added due to the rising heights of surrounding structures.
- Street Address
- 8 Bath Terrace
- Historical Background
- The High Light worked in association with the Low Light until they were decommissioned in 1985. It is the oldest surviving building in the Blyth Harbour area.
- 1788 Stone high light built to a height of 10.66 metres.
Sir Matthew White Ridley: Comissioned building of the High Light.
- 1888 High light raised by a 4.26 metre brick extension.
- 1900 Cupola modified, giving a final height 18.74 metres.
- 1985 High Light taken out of service.
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- Northumberland SMR
- Pevsner, N., Richmond, I., Grundy, J., McCombie, G., Ryder, P. and Welfare, H. (2001) The Buildings of England: Northumberland. London, Penguin Books, p.195
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