SX4853 : Mount Batten Breakwater

taken 2 years ago, near to Turnchapel, Plymouth, Great Britain

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Mount Batten Breakwater
Mount Batten Breakwater
Work on the Mount Batten Breakwater. (also referred to as Mount Batten Pier and Cattewater Breakwater) started in 1878 and was completed in 1881 at a total cost of 20,000. It is 915 feet in length and the foundations are 20 feet below the low tide mark. The breakwater was promoted by the Cattewater Commissioners who were responsible for shipping in the area. During the air-station years the breakwater was closed to the public and used, for a period, to store flying boats. In 1995 the breakwater was refurbished and re-opened to the public.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Boundary, Barrier  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4822 5323 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.5614N 4:8.1106W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4817 5341
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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