The Breakwater and Lighthouse, The Sound, Plymouth

The Breakwater and Lighthouse, The Sound, Plymouth
Photograph taken 30 March 2001 © David R. Grounds LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 473858

Building of the breakwater was begun in 1811. It was by Sir John Rennie, engineer, with William Knight as the resident architect. It was completed in 1841 with a lighthouse at one end. It was built of stone to a rectangular plan and the ends are splayed in towards the Sound. It is over 5,000 feet long and is said to have needed 4 1/2 million tons of stone.

Location

Plymouth Plymouth

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

sea wall defence lighthouse Georgian (1714 - 1836)