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Latitude: 50.3346 / 50°20'4"N
Longitude: -4.1587 / 4°9'31"W
OS Eastings: 246469
OS Northings: 50521
OS Grid: SX464505
Mapcode National: GBR NV.XCNC
Mapcode Global: FRA 2854.X8J
Entry Name: The Breakwater and Lighthouse
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386471
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473858
Location: Plymouth, PL10
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Rame Peninsular
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
SX45SE THE SOUND, Plymouth Sound
740-1/7/423 The Breakwater and Lighthouse
Breakwater and lighthouse. Begun 1811 by Sir John Rennie,
engineer, with William Knight as the resident architect.
Completed in 1841 (Pevsner) with a lighthouse at one end.
Built of stone with ramped ends. Long rectangular plan plus
ends which are splayed in towards the Sound, over 5,000 feet
long. Said to have needed 4 1/2 million tons of stone.
A remarkable feat of engineering.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX4646950521
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