TG3831 : Wooden revetment

taken 16 years ago, near to Happisburgh, Norfolk, England

Wooden revetment
Wooden revetment
A short intact section, only a few metres long, stands out amidst the skeleton of bare upright posts. After the devastating floods in 1953, where 300 people lost their lives, the first sea defences were built and later extended, using greenheart and jarrah wood, combined with steel, for the groynes and revetments. The rate of erosion decreased but despite numerous repairs, large portions of the revetments have been destroyed during the last 40 years and a large bay has formed, due to cliff erosion, to the south of the village, which is on record as the first place in England where an average of two metres of cliff is lost per year. Lacking the funds for costly repairs, local authorities have decided to let nature run its course.

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Category: Sea defences
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 May, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 381 313 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.5996N 1:32.0041E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 381 312
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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