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The Eddystone, most famous of British lighthouses

The Eddystone, most famous of British lighthouses

This well-known lighthouse which was completed by Sir James Douglass in May, 1882, follows the lines of Smeaton's historic tower; but whereas the latter (completed in 1759) was only 70 feet high, the present structure is 130 feet. It consists of ten storeys, including the lantern, and is built of solid masonry with the stones dovetailed so that each interlocks with its neighbour-a method which Smeaton himself adopted.

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The Eddystone, most famous of British lighthouses

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