Monday 18 July 2011

Concrete groynes

The first two concrete groynes to be built were the East Street groyne (in the distance) in 1867, followed in 1876 by the Albion groyne (lower right) which also carries a storm water outfall. The seawall between them which carries the Grand Junction Road across Pool Valley (upper right) dates from 1829. Before its construction Pool Valley shelved gently into the sea and was liable to flooding at spring tides and high tides in stormy weather.

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