SX4253 : Marsh Wall

taken 10 years ago, near to Millbrook, Cornwall, Great Britain

Marsh Wall
Marsh Wall
Apparently, as I've been told today by some bloke in the pub, that this wall known as 'Marsh Wall' was built to prevent the sea (from the left) from encroaching too far to the right - as there was a fear at some point that the Southdown peninsula was at risk of breaking away from the mainland given the short distance between the head of the inlet (to the right of this wall) and the head of Millbrook lake. Whatever the truth, this wall has been breached at some point and beyond it remains mudflats as ever. Apparently there was talk of building some sort of oil terminal here but the Admiralty opposed it thank the Gracious Lord Almighty. More information to follow as locals allow. As my great great great grandmother wasn't born within a square inch of any area in question, information is hard to come by here.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 February, 2007
Category
Wall > Wall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 426 532 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.5052N 4:12.8490W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 423 533
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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