SS7249 : Looking eastwards to Lynton-North Devon

taken 7 years ago, near to Lynmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Looking eastwards to Lynton-North Devon
Looking eastwards to Lynton-North Devon
In an area known to the Victorians as Little Switzerland, Lynton and Lynmouth are resorts connected by the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. In August 1952 the area was the scene of disastrous flooding, in which 34 people died. About nine inches of rain fell on Exmoor and coupled with the already swollen East and West Lyn Rivers, the resulting flooding carried away people, buildings and cars. Similar events had occurred here in 1607 and 1796, but the 1952 flood resulted in allegations of rainfall experiments by the then government. Today Lynton and Lynmouth show no signs of the flood damage but are popular, thriving resorts with plenty to offer the visitor. Time taken 3.23 pm BST (British Summer Time).
SS7149 : Down to the sea-Lynton, North Devon
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Lynmouth  North Devon  North Devon Coast  Lynton  Devon  Lynton & Lynmouth 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 7252 4949 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.8190N 3:49.6314W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 7199 4960
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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