SX8241 : Gabions

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

At the north end of Beesands beach, gabions have been put in place as a coastal defence.These steel cages come flat packed on a lorry. They are then filled up with stones from local quarries and then tied up. Initially they were to defend the caravan park and car park. They don't really defend much now.These cages were iron covered in plastic,and as can be seen, the wire broke and the cages fell apart.Large rocks were brought from the Slapton area to try and help out. Nowadays,gabions are made of steel, and there are some of these a little bit further along the coast in front of Sunnydale.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 March, 2007
Coastal defences   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 821 412 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:15.5499N 3:39.3046W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 821 412
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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