The Watch House

The Watch House was built in 1794 on the site of an 1588 Armada beacon as part of a chain of coastal signal stations during the Napoleonic Wars , supplying information on shipping movements to the Royal Navy.
A walled lookout platform with access steps adjoins the watch house.
Cables would have run from stone blocks with an iron shackle to a Central Signalling Pole, to stabilise it.
The station was reused by the coastguard by the mid-1830s, and again in World War I.
Under repair when this photo was taken!!
Ref:
4141
Date:
2016-10-02 00:00:00.0
Location:
SX 002 395
Photographer:

The Watch House

The Watch House was built in 1794 on the site of an 1588 Armada beacon as part of a chain of coastal signal stations during the Napoleonic Wars , supplying information on shipping movements to the Royal Navy.
A walled lookout platform with access steps adjoins the watch house.
Cables would have run from stone blocks with an iron shackle to a Central Signalling Pole, to stabilise it.
The station was reused by the coastguard by the mid-1830s, and again in World War I.
Under repair when this photo was taken!!
Ref:
4141
Date:
2016-10-02 00:00:00.0
Location:
SX 002 395
Photographer: