TM2623 : Walton-on-the-Naze: The Naze Beacons

taken 12 years ago, near to Walton-on-The-Naze, Essex, Great Britain

Walton-on-the-Naze: The Naze Beacons
Walton-on-the-Naze: The Naze Beacons
On the left is the 1720 brick built beacon constructed by Trinity House to line up with Walton Hall as a sighting guide to ships passing through the Goldmer Gap in the nearby shoals. It is 81 feet or about 25 metres high, once 90 feet high, and is the highest unlit beacon in the British Isles. Using the scrolling co-ordinates on the satellite imagery of the "Where's the Path?" website the distance between the plinth of the tower and the nearest point at the top of the rapidly (in geological terms) eroding and collapsing cliffs is no more than 50 metres. So the distance to the nearest cliff top is about double the height of the tower.

On the right is what I assume is a Millennium beacon.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 September, 2009
Category
Beacon   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 264 235 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.8666N 1:17.2816E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 264 236
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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