SZ1790 : The Long Groyne, Hengistbury Head

taken 17 years ago, near to Mudeford, Dorset, Great Britain

The Long Groyne, Hengistbury Head
The Long Groyne, Hengistbury Head
This is a long stone groyne, as the name suggests. In Victorian times, the beaches near here were littered with large iron-rich boulders called 'doggers'. The Victorians used a lot of iron, and huge numbers of these were taken away for smelting. Unfortunately, they were the one thing protecting the beaches from erosion, and when they had gone, the beach rapidly started to follow. This was counteracted by building hundreds of wooden groynes along the beaches, and the stone Long Groyne which was completed in the 1930s.
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 June, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 April, 2007
Category
Coast > Groynes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 178 902 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.6806N 1:44.9387W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 178 903
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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