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Eddystone Lighthouse

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General Information

Function / usage: Lighthouse
Other name(s): Smeaton's Tower
Built: 1756 - 1759
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Plymouth, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Technical Information


tower masonry


- 1882

Relocated to another small island nearby.


The top section of Smeaton's Eddystone Lighthouse was re-erected on Plymouth Hoe and is still there. It is the logo of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Its construction included the first use of concrete since the fall of the Roman Empire.


(role unknown)

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20000130
Created: 13/04/1999
Last Updated: 22/07/2014