SS9168 : Holding up the cliff!

taken 12 years ago, near to Marcross, The Vale of Glamorgan/Bro Morgannwg, Great Britain

Holding up the cliff!
Holding up the cliff!
The cliffs of Liassic limestones and mudstones beneath the old lighthouse are prone to undercutting by the sea as they are all along this coast. Presumably in an effort to slow this erosion, the base of the cliffs has been bricked up. I missed this piece of handiwork at first as much of the coastal architecture here looks just that - architecture - with the straight lines and regular courses which this unusual geological deposit has left us.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 July, 2008
Category
Sea defences   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 917 680 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.0512N 3:33.4255W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 918 680
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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