Challenging my readers has already worked in the past, so what do you make of this ?
It stands isolated on its own jetty with a ladder from the base, one to its door and one onto the top. It is adjacent to a jetty and the pillbox.
The only suggestion i’ve seen so far is some sort of decompression tank although the apparently lack of windows would have made it pretty awful to spend any time in.
UPDATE : Following Daves suggestion I checked the old maps, which I didn’t do in the first place for some reason. They have it labelled as “Seaton Snook Wharf Light (Double Flashing Red)” Presumably the actual light was on top and had been removed and inside I would guess was something electrical ?
UPDATE 2 : Thanks to Mike : The ‘tank’ once had a lantern fixed to the top. This was fuelled by bottled gas.
The gas cylinders were stored inside the tank and changed when necessary by the buoy attendant. During the 1960s this was James (Little Jimmy) Robson of Seaton Carew.