NZ5233 : Fish Sands

taken 17 years ago, near to The Headland, Hartlepool, England

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Fish Sands
Fish Sands
A small area of beach on the Headland. Dominating the skyline is the church of St, Hildas. The white building on the right is the pub "The Harbour of Refuge" which refers to an ambitious early 19th century scheme to build large breakwaters across the bay to provide shelter for sailing ships in times of bad weather. The main reason why the scheme was abandoned was cost. In today's money it would have cost 40 million. With the advent of steam shipping the need for an harbour of refuge lessened.

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Category: Beach
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · St Hilda's Church [22] · Harbour of Refuge [5] Other Photos: · The Harbour of Refuge, Hartlepool Headland ·
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Mick Garratt   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 16 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 November, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 527 335 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.6753N 1:10.9590W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 526 334
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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