SX4753 : Plymouth : Smeaton's Tower

taken 10 years ago, near to Plymouth, Great Britain

Plymouth : Smeaton's Tower
Plymouth : Smeaton's Tower
While in use, Smeaton's lighthouse was 59 feet (18 metres) in height, and had a diameter at the base of 26 feet (8 metres) and at the top of 17 feet (5 metres). The foundations and stub of the old tower remain on the Eddystone Rocks, situated close to the new (and more solid) foundations of the current lighthouse[2] - the foundations proved too strong to be dismantled so the Victorians left them where they stood (the irony of this lighthouse is that although the previous two were destroyed, this one proved to be stronger than the rock upon which it was built and could not even be intentionally taken apart).
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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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