SX8237 : Start Point Lighthouse

taken 8 years ago, near to Hallsands, Devon, Great Britain

Start Point Lighthouse
Start Point Lighthouse
A similar view to SX8237 : Start Point Lighthouse, taken from the foot of the road that leads down the north side of the headland. The lighthouse was built in "1836 by James Walker engineer, with minor alterations of 1871. Tarred and white-painted granite ashlar with cast-iron lantern roofed in copper. Tall circular tower of about 28 metres high with moulded plinth and pedestal stage and 2 diminishing stages above that, the top stage with a corbelled embattled parapet and a cast-iron lattice lantern with a copper canopy surrounded by weathervane. Rectangular and small round-headed window openings with plain raised architraves and blind panel on west side under the parapet ... lighthouse originally had the keepers' living accommodation on the ground and first floor but the floor was taken out in 1871 when new keepers' houses were built nearby ... The light was powered by oil until 1959 when it was electrified. Originally the fog-sounder was a bell mounted outside, but this was soon replaced, in about 1851, because the new steam ships could not hear the bell." LinkExternal link , itself quoting Douglas B. Hague and Rosemary Christie, "Lighthouses" (1975).
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SX8237, 120 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 September, 2009
Category
Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8293 3712 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:13.3482N 3:38.5471W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8289 3716
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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