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The Day Mark

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly

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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

Plus Code: 8CXMXP8M+HH

Entry Name: The Day Mark

Listing Date: 6 April 1959

Grade: II*

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

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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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