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Teetering On The Edge of The World: The Cottages at Birling Gap, Sussex

by | 29th, March 2014

THIS is the story of the  cottages on the cliff at the Birling Gap, Sussex:

Residents of the cottage on the cliff edge at Birling Gap near Eastbourne, East Sussex, following more recent erosion in the area. Picture date: Friday March 7, 2014.

Residents of the cottage on the cliff edge at Birling Gap near Eastbourne, East Sussex, following more recent erosion in the area.
Picture date: Friday March 7, 2014.

A MAP SHOWING THE DAMAGE CAUSED TO THE COASTLINE AT BIRLING GAP, SUSSEX, WHERE THE SEA IS ERODING THE CLIFFS AT THE RATE OF ONE METRE PER YEAR.  Ref #: PA.839081  Date: 01/01/1995

A MAP SHOWING THE DAMAGE CAUSED TO THE COASTLINE AT BIRLING GAP, SUSSEX, WHERE THE SEA IS ERODING THE CLIFFS AT THE RATE OF ONE METRE PER YEAR.
Date: 01/01/1995

Demolition work on the terraced Coastguard cottage on the cliff at the Birling Gap, Sussex, as the sea erodes the coastline at the beauty spot near Beachy Head. Ref #: PA.839082  Date: 01/01/1995

Demolition work on the terraced Coastguard cottage on the cliff at the Birling Gap, Sussex, as the sea erodes the coastline at the beauty spot near Beachy Head. Date: 01/01/1995

PA-19397051 PA-19397040 PA-19396958 PA-19396957 PA-19396956 PA-19396955 PA-19396936 PA-839080

Fresh cracks which have appeared on the cliffs at Birling Gap near Eastbourne in Sussex, following recent erosion of the cliffs during the bad winter weather. Picture date: Thursday February 27, 2014. Walkers have been warned to keep away from the cliff edge and the base at Birling Gap, near Eastbourne. The National Trust, which is responsible for this stretch of picturesque coastline, said the chalk cliffs have suffered around seven years of erosion in just two months.

Fresh cracks which have appeared on the cliffs at Birling Gap near Eastbourne in Sussex, following recent erosion of the cliffs during the bad winter weather.
Picture date: Thursday February 27, 2014. Walkers have been warned to keep away from the cliff edge and the base at Birling Gap, near Eastbourne. The National Trust, which is responsible for this stretch of picturesque coastline, said the chalk cliffs have suffered around seven years of erosion in just two months.

 



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