SX4753 : Plymouth Hoe and Smeaton's Tower

taken 9 years ago, near to Plymouth, England

Plymouth Hoe and Smeaton's Tower
Plymouth Hoe and Smeaton's Tower
Smeaton's Tower was originally the top section of the third Eddystone Lighthouse, built by John Smeaton and completed in 1859. When the lighthouse was replaced in 1882, the top section was moved here to Plymouth Hoe (the base was so well secured to the rock that it was left as a stub) - see SX3833 : Eddystone lighthouse. Grade I listed - see LinkExternal link.

The shelter below it was built at around the same time as the arrival of the lighthouse and is grade II listed - see LinkExternal link.

In the background is Drake's Island.

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Geographical Context: Coastal Park and Public Gardens City, Town centre Place: Plymouth The Hoe Plymouth Hoe Drakes Island Person: John Smeaton other tags: Smeatons Tower Shelter Grade I Listed Grade II Listed Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Plymouth [653] · Smeaton's Tower [237] · Grade II Listed [128] · Eddystone Lighthouse [63] ·
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 September, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 477 537 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.8549N 4:8.4959W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 478 538
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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