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Thanks to the person who purchased Smeaton’s Tower the Lighthouse on Plymouth’s Hoe. I do hope you enjoy your purchase, thank you very much indeed. Please let me know who you are??? Don.
Smeaton’s Tower Lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe.
Captured on a beautiful sunny day.
Camera Nikon D40x. Lense 18-55mm @ 23mm f/10. 1/250sec. ISO 125.
The portion of this tower above the spiral staircase was removed from the Eddystone Rock by the Trinity Corporation in 1882, and presented to the Committee for its re-erection as a memorial to John Smeaton CE, FRS. The lower part has been reproduced in facsimile, except that an entrance has been made at the level of the Hoe. The external original stonework was re-erected at the cost of Councillor John Pethick, and the new granite was prepared and presented by Pethick Brothers. The hauling of the stones and other materials was gratuitously done by Alderman William Derry and Councillor Joseph Wainwright. Other donations of labour or materials were made by H Ede and Son, R Cumming, S Thomas, J Best, Sparrow Brothers, A H Lethbridge, and Roose Brothers. The remainder of the expenses was defrayed by public subscription. The foundation-stone was laid by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, KG, Master of the Trinity Corporation, October 20th 1882, in the Mayoralty of C F Burnard, and the Tower was opened and publicly inaugurated on September 24th 1884, by the Deputy-Master and Elder Brethren of the Trinity Corporation in the Mayoralty of John Greenway. The site is that which was occupied for at least two centuries by the Trinity landmark, and the Trinity Corporation retains the right to control the exterior of the tower for the same purpose. Executive Committee:- Charles F Burnard JP, chairman; William Derry, hon.treasurer; Henry J Snell, hon. architect; J Walter Wilson, town clerk; Edward S Lancaster, Frederick J Webb, hon. secretaries; T Cole, J J Crealock, A Groser, Capt. Inskip JP, E James JP, J E Moon, W F Moore JP, Admiral Morshead, J Pethick, J Wainwright, H J Waring JP.
Information on Smeaton’s Tower from a plaque affixed on the inside of the tower.