SX9780 : Rocks as a protection for the railway

taken 9 years ago, near to Cockwood, Devon, England

Rocks as a protection for the railway
Rocks as a protection for the railway
These rocks provide protection against erosion by the estuary of the Exe for the railway south of Cockwood
River Exe

The River Exe rises on Exmoor and flows south to Exeter and The English Channel. Its estuary is a good example of a Ria (flooded river valley). It is tidal to Countess Wear, just south of Exeter SX9390 : Countess Weir, River Exe. More information LinkExternal link

Great Western Railway (GWR)

The old railway company that built the lines to connect London to Wales and the South West. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (see TQ3080 : Statue of IK Brunel) designed and built much of the route between London and Penzance. LinkExternal link
Between Exeter and Plymouth is the Riviera Line LinkExternal link

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Geographical Context: Railways Estuary, Marine Rocks, Scree, Cliffs Primary Subject: Erosion
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Exe Estuary [54] · South of Cockwood [12] ·
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 5 August, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9781 8040 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.8598N 3:26.7442W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9815 8088
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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