SD2466 : Former leading light at Rampside

taken 4 years ago, near to Rampside, Cumbria, Great Britain

Former leading light at Rampside
Former leading light at Rampside
This slender structure, about 20m (65') tall, was a navigation beacon or "leading light" dating back to c.1875
It is of red and yellow bricks, with a square cross-section. It has red brick pilaster strips with yellow brick side panels and iron straps that project up from concrete foundations. A ladder leads up to a door well above ground level.
It stands just above the mean high water line meaning that at spring high tides its base will be under water. I do not think that it has shone a light for many a year. It is an EH Grade II listed building - listing here LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2411 6625 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:5.1927N 3:9.6985W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2410 6627
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Navigation Beacon  Lighthouse  Grade II Listed 

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