SZ8797 : Jetty Remains, Pagham Harbour

taken 10 years ago, near to Pagham, West Sussex, Great Britain

Jetty Remains, Pagham Harbour
Jetty Remains, Pagham Harbour
A reminder that the harbour was once a working entity rather than a nature reserve. In Saxon times the harbour contained two working quays at Pagham and Sidlesham, the former being an important wool entrepot in the 13th century. However, the harbour silted up during the 14th century with the result that Pagham was struck off from the national list of ports in 1401. The channels remained navigable for smaller craft which continued to use the harbour until the 19th century when it was decided to dam the entrance and turn the inlet over to agriculture. The sea though was not ready to give up the fight completely and broke through the embankments in 1910 and flooded the entire area leaving the harbour pretty much looking as it is today.
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SZ8797, 128 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 July, 2007
Category
Harbour   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 877 971 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.0284N 0:45.4661W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 877 971
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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