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This lighthouse located on Spurn Point (East Riding of Yorkshire) was built in c.1895 using the designs of Cornish engineer Thomas Matthews. It stands 39m high and is made of brick and rests on concrete foundations. The lighthouse is currently one of two at the site, however there have been several previous lighthouses, with the first one being built c.1427. The light was discontinued in 1985 and underwent restoration in 2015. Spurn Point is one of the most remote, coastal locations in the UK.
I was inspired to create a reconstruction of the lighthouse after discovering my 3xgreat-grandfather, William Bacchus, was a lifeboat man from 1877-1891. He lived with his family (including my 2xgreat-grandmother) on Spurn Point with the other lifeboat men. My family’s accommodation would have been overlooked by this lighthouse’s predecessor.
Personal project created in Blender.