NU2519 : Craster Harbour

taken 1 year ago, near to Craster, Northumberland, Great Britain

Craster Harbour
Craster Harbour
The attractive little harbour at Craster was constructed by the eponymous Craster family in 1906 to commemorate the loss of their son, Captain John Craster in a campaign in Tibet. Until it was built, local fisherman had for centuries simply hauled their fishing boats up onto the beach with little protection from the elements.
Craster
Craster is a small fishing village on the Northumbrian coast. It has a small and attractive harbour and offers a view northwards to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.
For many years, the village has had a herring-curing business: Craster kippers are well known. The local herrings are smoked in a traditional manner by the Robson family.
The remains of a tower on the end of the harbour are all that can be seen now of the much taller building which was part of the overhead equipment which used to convey the local stone from where it was quarried to boats in the harbour. The disused quarry is now a car park. A small distance inland lies Craster Tower, the home of the Craster family who owned the quarry and had the harbour improved for its benefit. A memorial on the harbour wall commemorates a member of the Craster family who died serving with the British Army in Tibet in the 19th century, the development of the harbour was as a memorial to their son.
It is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Village, Rural settlement  Docks, Harbours 
Primary Subject of Photo
Harbour 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2581 1997 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.3729N 1:35.5962W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2585 2001
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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