Dunston Pillar - Land Lighthouse by Mark Baldwyn
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I have driven past this intriging structure so many times, but was always too busy to stop. Finally I made a special trip.

Situated on the A15 Sleaford to Lincoln road in Lincolnshire, England, this former land lighthouse was originally built to guide travellers across the Heath, but became redundant when the Turnpike (the A15) was constructed.

Attributed to Sir Frances Dashwood, founder of the notorius Hellfire Club, it had its brazier removed in 1810 to be replace by a bust of King George III. This in turn was removed to Lincoln Castle during World War II, as part of a reduction in height as the pillar then represented a low flying hazard to the nearby wartime airfield RAF Coleby Grange. This in turn has been ploughed back into the soil, but the old airfield tower stiil stands about a mile down the road, and a have posted a photo of it on Redbubble.

A futher point of interest is that the A15 runds parallel to the old Roman Road called Ermine Street. Some 2000 years ago this linked Lincoln to London.

Camera: Nikon D5100 with a Nikkor 18-200mm lens at 27mm focal length, iso 100, f7.1, 1/125 sec, handheld.


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