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Recently Beverley posted a shot of Smeaton's tower, the lighthouse, that stands on Plymouth Hoe.

I remembered this shot that I took on a visit to the Citadel.(That triangle of wall is the top of the Citadel wall.)

Smeaton's Tower stands on Plymouth Hoe, which is a large south facing open public space. The Hoe is adjacent to and above the low limestone cliffs that form the seafront and it commands magnificent views of Plymouth Sound,Drake's Island and across to Mount Edgecumbe, which is Cornwall.

Smeaton's Tower is a prominent landmark.This is the upper portion of John Smeaton's Eddystone lighthouse, which was originally built on the Eddystone Rocks,(22.5 km. S) in 1759. It was dismantled in 1877 and moved, stone by stone, to the Hoe where it was re- erected.

This lighthouse was a revolution in lighthouse design, and the brainchild ofJohn Smeaton.
1,000 tons of granite and Portland stone, it stood 72 feet tall on one of the most notorious reefs in the English Channel.

Thanks for looking.

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