The Daymark in Summer
|Alternative names||The Tower|
|Town or city||Kingswear|
|Owner||Dart Harbour Commissioners|
|Material||Limestone and Slate|
|Designations||Grade II listed building|
The Daymark (also known as The Tower) is a 24m (80ft) octagonal limestone day beacon, which was built in 1864, and which is situated in an arable field above Froward Point near the town of Kingswear, Devon, England.
The daymark was constructed of local limestone and slate in an arable field. It is octagonal and sharply battered with a truncated open top, and has a tall narrow pointed head arch on each side, forming eight stilted pillars.
In 1863, Charles Seale Hayne, who was the owner of Brownstone at that time, became a founder member of the Dartmouth Harbour Commission, whose main aim was to improve access and facilities to Dartmouth harbour. The following year, Seale Hayne leased land for the erection of this tower as a day beacon. This was deemed to be required as Dartmouth Harbour is notoriously difficult to find from the sea, and hence was built to provide a navigational landmark for mariners.