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Gribben Day Mark
Gribben Head, Fowey, Cornwal
associated engineer
Not known
date  1832
era  Georgian  |  category  Lighthouse  |  reference  SX097498
ICE reference number  HEW 1804
Gribben Day Mark is an imposing stone tower on Gribben Head south west of Fowey. It serves as a daylight warning marker to shipping — a kind of unlit unmanned lighthouse.
The present structure was built in 1832 on the headland, some 2km from the town. Its purpose is to guide mariners into the deep water harbour there. Its predecessor had been struck by lightening.
The tower is 25.6m high and square in section. It has red and white horizontal bands painted on its sides and sits some 76m above sea level. There is a turret at the top.
The Gribben Day Mark is owned now by the National Trust and the site is open to the public. On some summer Sundays, the tower is open for visits to the turret — if a flag is flying, it's open.
Research: ECPK
bibliography
www.unc.edu
www.tywardreath.org
reference sources   CEH South
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Gribben Day Mark