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Smeaton’s Tower

Smeaton’s Tower
28th January 2020 SWC
Signalman Case back

Smeaton’s Tower is our talisman, it has been there from the start. Paraphrasing Tom Nancollas; A blueprint had arrived, contrived by a new breed of civil engineer. Gone were the days of experimental structures… built wholly from stone with complicated joints and tapering profiles… Once just naked flames, the lights equally refined now housed exquisite glassware. Smeaton’s Tower was the most influential and other rock lighthouses surviving today follow his essential principles. Smeaton’s Tower can be found through Schofield designs, sometimes explicit, sometimes subtle.