SW8231 : Fortification on Pendennis Point, Falmouth

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Falmouth, Cornwall, Great Britain

Fortification on Pendennis Point, Falmouth
Fortification on Pendennis Point, Falmouth
In the distance St. Anthony's Head lighthouse.
From Trinity House website:Saint Anthony's Lighthouse is situated at the eastern entrance to Falmouth Harbour thus guiding vessels clear of the Manacles rocks, south of the harbour entrance.

Even in the seventeenth century rudimentary navigational aids were employed. The Killigrew family flew a large red flag from an elm tree denoting wind direction, however this was eventually taken down in 1779 to avoid its being used by invading fleets.

St. Anthony's Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1835.

Up to 1954 the lighthouse possessed a huge bell, as a fog signal, which hung outside the tower. It was replaced by a modern fog horn positioned 10.7 metres above high water level on a platform. In the same year the lighthouse was connected to mains electricity.

Saint Anthony’s Lighthouse was automated in 1987
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Estuary, Marine 
County (from Tags)
Cornwall 
Place (from Tags)
Falmouth 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 827 314 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:8.6161N 5:2.4921W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 826 315
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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