TM2632 : Harwich: The High Lighthouse

taken 15 days ago, near to Harwich, Essex, Great Britain

Harwich: The High Lighthouse
Harwich: The High Lighthouse
Built in 1818, the High Lighthouse together with the Low Lighthouse TM2632 : Harwich: The Low Lighthouse when lined up provided leading lights for ships entering Harwich Harbour. However over time and the silting up of the channel they highlighted they no longer safely guided ships safely past the shoals, and became known as 'misleading lights'. Their use was discontinued in 1863.

The High Lighthouse is both a Grade II* Listed Building and a Scheduled Monument.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 March, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lighthouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2611 3243 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.6634N 1:17.3094E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2613 3240
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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