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South elevation of the original Eddystone lighthouse.

South elevation of the original Eddystone lighthouse.
Henry Winstanley's original design for the Eddystone.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU1172
Description: The most famous lighthouse in the British Isles is probably the Eddystone, built on a small and very dangerous rock 13 miles south west of Plymouth. There have been four separate lighthouses built here. The original tower, completed in 1698, was the first lighthouse to be built on a small rock in the open sea. It was designed by Henry Winstanley and was built of wood.
Creator: Johnston, Jaaziell (artist), Roberts, Henry (engraver)
Date: 1761
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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