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    I hope that bloke lying on the grass got up in time!

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      Nigel Farage and his crew will be pleased as it seems we are getting further and further away from Europe!!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Theatre of Trees View Post
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      No there is not. The coastguard were originally founded to prevent smuggling and a number of cottages were built at places, often away from centres of population, where smugglers would land their goods. Many of the cottages date from around the turn of the 19th century and a good many survive though some have been lost.

      1. A set at Southwick survive opposite the power station but are hidden by another terrace of more modern housing.
      2. Hove had a row roughly where the King Alfred car park is today guarding the mouth of the River Adur before the current mouth near Kingston was cut around 1818.
      3. Those at Saltdean were demolished in the 1930s where Teynham House now stands.
      4. Telscombe's row still survive opposite the Badger's Watch - it guarded Portobello Gap.
      5. Cuckmere Haven's still survive.
      6. Crowlink's set in the middle of the Seven Sisters fell into the sea during the 1930s, an embankment is all that survives. Crowlink Gap's access to the sea eroded away in the 19th century whilst the valley leading up to Crowlink and Friston is still called Smuggler's Bottom.
      7. Birling Gap's set originate from the first part of the 19th century and were rebuilt in the 1880s.
      Thanks,for the information. However anything built by Trinity House just looks 'rock solid' just like their Lighthouse's.
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      Justifies the investment of the undercliff walk from Blackrock to Saltdean.
      Imagine if that had receded 100 meters in the last 100 years.

      When was it first built?
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      Justifies the investment of the undercliff walk from Blackrock to Saltdean.
      Imagine if that had receded 100 meters in the last 100 years.

      When was it first built?
      1930s. Prior to that erosion had become so bad around what is now the Marina that the coast route was diverted up Arundel Road and along Roedean Road. See http://regencysociety-jamesgray.com/volume33/ for pictures of both Marine Drive and the Undercliff Walk being built along with a few buildings that disappeared.
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      My brother-in-law runs the show down there, so I should really know. I expect he got a little tired of repeating the same things on each and every tv station that hot footed it down there.

      I'll be sad when they move on/out. Such a great place to live.
      Who owns those cottages BoF?
      Sanibona!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Barrel of Fun View Post
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      Relatives live in one of those cottages. For how much longer, I do not know.

      Great place to visit. Love it.
      Not quite the same since the pub closed
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      An evenings prawning in the rock gully's followed by a pint of Old Speckled Hen
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      My brother-in-law runs the show down there
      What Wtf does that mean
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      Who owns those cottages BoF?
      Not sure about all of them, but the National Trust own at least one.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
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      What Wtf does that mean
      Sorry. He works for the NT and that is his area.
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