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The Foreland, Swanage, where the Sea has got behind the Land

The Foreland, Swanage, where the Sea has got behind the Land

About three miles north of Swanage the sharp-nosed promontory of the Foreland juts out into Poole Bay, and is the most exposed point on this eastern seaboard of Dorsetshire. Storms and swirling tides have made great breaches in the face of its tall chalk cliffs, and at this spot have wrenched whole islands from the mainland to which they belonged. The photograph shows some of these towering pillars of chalk rising in isolation from the moving waters; doomed in not many years to crumble and disappear.

Other pictures from England's Changing Coastline


Faversham and its Creek, and Rye from Leasam Hill

A destroying subsidence at Blackgang, Isle of Wight

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