Maplin Pile Lighthouse

The screw pile lighthouse erected on the Maplin Sand in the estuary of the river Thames in 1838 is the earliest of its kind and served as a model for numerous similar structures in various parts of the world. The piles are nine in number, 5 in. diameter of solid wrought iron with screws 4 ft. diameter.


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Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition,
Volume 16, Slice 6 "Lightfoot, Joseph" to "Liquidation"
Published in 1910-11 Available from www.gutenberg.org


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