SX4753 : Plymouth : Smeaton's Tower

taken 10 years ago, near to Plymouth, Great Britain

Plymouth : Smeaton's Tower
Plymouth : Smeaton's Tower
The civil engineer John Smeaton was recommended to the task by the Royal Society, modelled the shape of the lighthouse on that of an oak tree. He pioneered the use of "hydraulic lime," a form of concrete that will set under water, and developed a technique of securing the granite blocks together using dovetail joints and marble dowels. Construction started in 1756 and the light was first lit in 1759.
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SX4753, 797 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 March, 2009
Category
Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 477 538 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.8724N 4:8.5127W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 477 538
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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