SX8138 : Hallsands

taken 11 years ago, near to Hallsands, Devon, Great Britain

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This was formerly a fishing village but is now only a collection of ruined cottages set on a rocky shelf at the cliff foot.It finally succumbed after a storm in 1917. In 1897 a contractor was given permission to take away shingle from the beach for use at Devonport.In a few years, half a million tons was removed and the beach lowered up to 3.7m(12ft) in places. Natural erosion took over, and even with concrete walls in place, nothing could beat the shingle beach as a defence.So we have a supreme example of man's folly in interfering with nature.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 March, 2007
Erosion   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 817 387 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:14.2298N 3:39.5450W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 817 388
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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