The Smeaton Tower

Date:
7 Aug 1999
Location:
The Smeaton Tower, The Promenade, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PL
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The Smeaton Tower, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PL
Reference:
IOE01/00186/14
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

PLYMOUTH

SX4753 THE PROMENADE, Hoe 740-1/66/309 The Smeaton Tower 25/01/54 (Formerly Listed as: THE HOE, Plymouth The Smeaton Tower)

GV I

Resited upper part of the former Eddystone Lighthouse. 1759 by John Smeaton, erected here on new base in 1882. Circular tapered tower of painted granite ashlar; octagonal lantern with glazing bars and ogee-shaped roof surmounted by ball finial and weather vane; small 4-pane windows to tower. When this lighthouse was first built it was considered to be an important technical achievement. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 665).



Listing NGR: SX4776253799

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Hiscock_Derek IOE Records for Hiscock, Derek; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Derek Hiscock. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Hiscock, Derek

Rights Holder: Hiscock, Derek

Keywords

Ashlar, Granite, Georgian Lighthouse, Maritime, Navigation Aid, Communications, Signalling Structure