TM4656 : Aldeburgh buildings [1]

taken 4 months ago, near to Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Great Britain

Aldeburgh buildings [1]
Aldeburgh buildings [1]
The South Lookout on Crag Path was built circa 1830 as a lookout tower to assist shipping along the North Sea coast. Constructed in rendered brick, there is an external stair and a cantilevered viewing platform with a 20th century glazed porch. The lookout was used as a coastguard post before falling into disuse in the mid-20th century. Now used as artistic space, hosting exhibitions. LinkExternal link
Aldeburgh is a coastal town, some 20 miles north east of Ipswich and 23 miles south of Lowestoft. Although there are traces of Roman and Saxon occupation, Aldeburgh was a little fishing village until the shifting coastline opened up a sheltered harbour which became a thriving ship building centre. As the River Alde silted up the town’s fortunes waned, and it survived as a fishing village until the 19th Century when it became a fashionable seaside resort. A classical music festival takes place at nearby Snape Maltings each year.
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TM4656, 630 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 September, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 14 January, 2021
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tower 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4651 5637 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.0328N 1:36.1173E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4650 5639
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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