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COVES AND CAVES OF THE SOUTH COAST HAUNTED BY SMUGGLERS: DURDLE DOOR, LULWORTH, MULLION AND HASTINGS

COVES AND CAVES OF THE SOUTH COAST HAUNTED BY SMUGGLERS: DURDLE DOOR, LULWORTH, MULLION AND HASTINGS

Durdle Door (bottom left) is a fine arch eaten by the sea in a portion of isolated cliff west of Lulworth. It was here, on the night of June 28, 1832, that a Preventive Officer, Lieutenant Knight and another man were beset by smugglers. The officer was beaten into insensibility and then thrown over the cliff. Lulworth Cove itself (bottom right) is an almost perfect semicircle cut into the Dorset coast. A small craft lying here would find shelter in any weather save; when the wind was from the south. Mullion Cove, near the Lizard in Cornwall, has some famous caves (top left). In some of them illicit cargoes were stored. Mullioii Island lies off the cove. St. Clement's Caves at Hastings (top right) are among the best-known of smugglers' hiding-places.

Other pictures from In the Days of the Smugglers


MEN OF THE COASTGUARD SERVICE WHICH ORIGINATED IN THE PREVENTIVE SYSTEM

CUCKMERE HAVEN, SCENE OF ANCIENT AND MODERN SMUGGLING AND THE SMUGGLERS' RETREAT, HYTHE

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