Friday, 16 July 2010
Took this image of Smeatons Tower on a recent visit to the City of Plymouth, It is located on Plymouth Hoe and is one of the landmarks in the city. Plymouth Hoe is where the Pilgrim Fathers left for America, and where Sir Francis Drake played bowls before setting out to defeat the Spanish Armada. I like the human interest of the two figures walking around the base. This old Lighthouse was originally located on the Eddystone Reef seventeen miles South of Plymouth.
SMEATONS TOWER PLYMOUTH DEVON.
Smeaton's Tower is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse. It marked a major step forward in the design of lighthouses. In use until 1877, it was largely dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe in the city of Plymouth, Devon where it now stands as a memorial to its designer, John Smeaton, the celebrated civil engineer.