TQ8696 : Site of 1897 seawall breach, Bluehouse Farm, North Fambridge

taken 2 months ago, near to South Fambridge, Essex, Great Britain

Site of 1897 seawall breach, Bluehouse Farm, North Fambridge
Site of 1897 seawall breach, Bluehouse Farm, North Fambridge
The wall was breached here in the unprecedented floods of November 1897, and after some ineffectual attempts to repair during which the breach got wider and wider, finally was sealed in 1907 using an inset wall on the right curving around what is now a bay here. The camera is on a fragment of the original line which continued straight across to the far side, the remains are on the left. Behind the camera is a much larger breach which was tackled in a similar fashion.
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8616 9658 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.2328N 0:41.3258E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 86303 96592
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