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Selsey Bill, Sussex, a place of change and submersion

Selsey Bill, Sussex, a place of change and submersion

Constant change has been the lot of this well-known headland, protecting the Solent from the east, itself a prey to the tides that race round it. The last house seen on the point in the photograph is the successor of one that was literally washed away at a time within living memory, while not far out to sea lies the site of what was once an ancient Roman town. The site of the old cathedral established at Selsey has been submerged. Relics from this have from time to time been washed up on Selsey beach.

Other pictures from England's Changing Coastline


A destroying subsidence at Blackgang, Isle of Wight

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