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Name: Eddystone Light (Smeaton Tower)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Plymouth, , United Kingdom

Location: Plymouth Hoe, southwest coast of England.


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Managing Organization:
Plymouth Dome

Website: http://www.plymouthdome.info
Email: enquiries@plymouthdome.info

Notes:
This tower was erected in 1759 as the fourth tower at the Eddystone Rocks. It was the first successful waveswept tower in the world. After the tower was replaced by a new one, it was rebuilt at Plymouth Hoe as a monument to its builder, John Smeaton. The bottom part of the tower can still be seen near the present Eddystone Light.

Description of Tower: Conical granite tower with red and white bands.

This light is not operational

Date Present Tower Built: 1759

Date Deactivated: 1882

Current Use: Historic structure.

Open To Public? Yes.

Directions:
See www.plymouthdome.info for directions and for the current hours the tower is open.

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