On This Day in Trinity House History – 26 February

1745

The Elder Brethren order an inspection of the Naze Tower

Trinity House Court Minute:

“Pursuant to the last court of 26 Jan. the board considered of alterations as there proposed of the Beacon at the Naze Land, and a letter was ordered to be sent to Mr. Richman a carpenter (and the Overseer of ye Lights) at Harwich to survey the said Beacon, to send up its dimensions, and to signify if it is in good condition, or ruinous, if ever it was whitened, and of what colour it is now.”

Naze Tower, Walton-on-the-Naze. This distinctive landmark was built in 1721 by Trinity House as a beacon for shipping.

Naze Tower, Walton-on-the-Naze. This distinctive landmark was built in 1721 by Trinity House as a beacon for shipping.

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