TQ0200 : West Pier, Littlehampton

taken 9 years ago, near to Littlehampton, West Sussex, Great Britain

West Pier, Littlehampton
West Pier, Littlehampton
The Arun has always had a problem with silting and a number of river mouth channels were cut over time as river silting occurred and in 1730 the main channel was only 5 feet deep!. It was not until 1735 that a new channel was cut and two piers were built at the mouth of the Arun to finally fix its position. The West Pier caught the sand and silt which would have clogged up the river and allowed the formation of shallow sand flats and sand dunes on the West Beach. The successors to those original piers are what you see today.
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TQ0200, 23 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 November, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 May, 2009
Category
Piers > Piers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 028 009 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.9133N 0:32.5598W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 027 010
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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