TQ7808 : Combe Haven, Bulverhythe

taken 10 years ago, near to Bulverhythe, East Sussex, Great Britain

Combe Haven, Bulverhythe
Combe Haven, Bulverhythe
This man made channel is a reminder of a harbour that once existed between Glynne Gap and West Marina. The headland further west at modern day Bexhill originally jutted out further south than today which protected the inlet at Bulverhythe. However, constant erosion of the sandstone cliffs caused the silting up of the harbour so by the 16th century little remained of it. Combe Haven itself entered the sea further to the east but was diverted when the new resort of St Leonards was built in the 19th century. The sluice gates are under the bridge that carries the Brighton-Hastings railway line.
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TQ7808, 184 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 August, 2007
Category
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 783 086 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.0136N 0:31.9535E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 783 086
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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