Definitions for eddystone lighthouse

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word eddystone lighthouse

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Eddystone Lighthouse

    The Eddystone Lighthouse is on the treacherous Eddystone Rocks, 9 statute miles south of Rame Head, United Kingdom. While Rame Head is in Cornwall, the rocks are in Devon and composed of Precambrian gneiss. The current structure is the fourth to be built on the site. The first and second were destroyed. The third, also known as Smeaton's Tower, is the best known because of its influence on lighthouse design and its importance in the development of concrete for building. Its upper portions have been re-erected in Plymouth as a monument.

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Eddystone Lighthouse

    situated on a low reef of rocks submerged at high tide, 14 m. SW. of Plymouth; first built of wood by Winstanley, 1696; destroyed by a storm in 1703; rebuilt of wood on a stone base by Rudyard; burnt in 1755, and reconstructed by Smeaton of solid stone; the present edifice, on a different site, was completed by Sir James Douglas in 1882, is 133 ft. in height, and has a light visible 17½ m. off.

Translation

Find a translation for the eddystone lighthouse definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these eddystone lighthouse definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"eddystone lighthouse." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/eddystone lighthouse>.

Are we missing a good definition for eddystone lighthouse? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for eddystone lighthouse:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.