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Latitude: 49.9665 / 49°57'59"N
Longitude: -6.2661 / 6°15'57"W
OS Eastings: 94186
OS Northings: 16093
OS Grid: SV941160
Mapcode National: GBR BXXR.W3S
Mapcode Global: VGYBZ.B3QJ
Entry Name: The Day Mark
Listing Date: 6 April 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141204
English Heritage Legacy ID: 62460
Location: St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25
County: Isles of Scilly
Civil Parish: St. Martin's
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Isles of Scilly
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SV9lNW The Day Mark
Day mark. Erected 1683 by Thomas Ekins, first steward of the
Godophin Family to live on the islands. Rendered granite.
Circular tower. 4.8m in diameter and 6.4m high, set back to
conical termination making it llm high. Blocked arched
entrance door with incorrect date of 1637. It was painted
white until 1822 but by 1833 had been painted red, and is now
painted in bands of red and white. Ekins encouraged the
resettlement of St. Martins from the 1680s. The earliest
surviving dated example of a beacon in the British Isles.
(Hague D and Christie R: Lighthouses: Their Architecture,
History and Archaeology: Llandysul: 1975-: 208; Borlase, W:
Observations on ... the Islands of Scilly: Oxford: 1754-: 54).
Listing NGR: SV9418616093
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