SX4853 : Mayflower Steps

taken 2 years ago, near to Plymouth, Great Britain

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Mayflower Steps
Mayflower Steps
The Mayflower Steps are close to the site in The Barbican area of Plymouth, from which the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have finally left England aboard the Mayflower, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to settle in North America on 6 September 1620.
The 'Steps' today consist of a commemorative portico with Doric columns of Portland stone that was built in 1934,and a small platform over the water with a brushed steel rail and a shelf with some nautical bronze artwork and historical information. It is on a small pier that was built about a century ago when some very old houses that were blocking construction of a road around the seaward side of the Citadel leading to the Hoe were cleared together with the significant Watch House. Today, boat trips leave the Mayflower Steps for trips around the Sound and up the Tamar for sight of the 'Dockyard and Warships'.


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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4834 5397 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.9623N 4:8.0274W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4835 5390
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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