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Plymouth Hoe / Eddystone lighthouse

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AKA Smeaton's Tower
The lighthouse was originally built on the Eddystone reef in 1759 at a cost of £40,000, but was taken down in the early 1880s when it was discovered that the sea was undermining the rock it was standing on.
Approximately two thirds of the structure was moved stone by stone to its current resting place on the Hoe.

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Album name:Bob Smith / England
Rating (1 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Inactive since at least 1882
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1759
Height of the tower, m:22
Coordinates (in any format):59.331096,-3.070292
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Date added:Jun 04, 2012
DateTime Original:2012:05:22 09:03:57
Keywords:Plymouth ; United Kingdom ; England ; English channel
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