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Dungeness Lighthouses

Dungeness Lighthouses

 A Story of Five Lighthouses There have been five lighthouses at Dungeness. Over the years there have been many changes in architecture, ownership,  lamps, lens and much else. (Feature photo courtesy lighthouseinn-ct.com) By the 1600’s Dungeness was a huge foreland of shingle, extensive enough to cause numerous shipwrecks, with much loss of life and cargo. … read more …

First posted in Romney Marsh on 12th October 2009
Last updated: 9th December 2012
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Dungeness

Dungeness

 Dungeness and Dungeness Power Station The philosopher Alain de Botton has rightly described Dungeness as a ‘beautiful rugged stretch of shingle coast, dotted with vividly painted clapboard houses’ and pointed out that for decades artists and writers (most famously the late Derek Jarman) have been drawn “by the sublime empty skies and bracing winds.” (The … read more …

First posted in Romney Marsh on 8th October 2009
Last updated: 9th December 2012
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Decline of Rye’s Harbour

Decline of Rye’s Harbour

Why did it decline? In the 13th century there occurred a series of violent storms spread over 100 years. These storms destroyed the town and port of Old Winchelsea that stood south of Rye (a site probably about half a mile out to sea); this was to the advantage of Rye. The shore line disintegrated … read more …

First posted in Rye's Harbour on 12th February 2009
Last updated: 28th November 2012
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