J5073 : Sea defences, Newtownards (4)

taken 7 years ago, near to Newtownards and Drumhirk, Northern Ireland

Sea defences, Newtownards (4)
Sea defences, Newtownards (4)
The eastern end of the sea defences, close to the Floodgates car park J5073 : The Floodgates car park, Newtownards on the Portaferry Road. Scrabo Tower and Killynether Wood J4772 : Scrabo Tower near Newtownards (3) are in the background.
Sea defences, Newtownards :: J4972
The town of Newtownards, on the shore of Strangford Lough, has, during its history, been subject to flooding. This is a collection of photographs showing some of the measures used to protect the town against flooding. Those photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of geographical and historical record only. I have no connection with any official body. They should not be interpreted as expressing any opinion about the adequacy of the defences.
Scrabo Tower near Newtownards :: J4772
Designed by Charles Laynon, the tower was built in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, who died in 1854.

The design for the tower was held as a competition, with a strict limit of cost set at 2000. Lanyon's effort only came fourth in the competition but his design was chosen as it fell within the required budget - in actual fact the 135 foot tower was to cost 3010 to complete.

The foundation stone was laid on March 6th 1857 in an elaborate ceremony attended by the new Marquess and Marchioness, the Bishop of Down and many of the county's gentry, preceded to the top of the hill by the Marquess's Highland piper. A jar was cemented into the foundations containing an inscribed scroll to the late Marquess, copies of local and national newspapers of the day, an Ordnance Survey map of County Down, coins of the realm and a list of 600 subscribers who contributed towards the cost of the tower - the list was headed by the Emperor Napoleon III of France.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 7 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 500 730 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.9900N 5:40.7924W
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Irish: geotagged! J 501 730
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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