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14th Century Clovelly Harbour

Each stone tells a story, and these have much to tell as they have been part of this wall for 600 years. I love the way the timber contrasts against the texture of the stone.

  • February 3, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    Francie - The drystone quay was started in the 13th Century, extended in the 16th Century and lengthened again in 1826.The four cannon barrels used as bollards on the quay are said to come from Spanish ships from the Armada.In the past centuries, this coastline was rife with smuggling, wrecking and piracy and was notorious for shipwreck. Today, tourists can enjoy this maritime quaint little village..great fish and chips and an even better local beer at the Red Lion Inn right on the quay. Unfortunately the local villagers were unfriendly which gave the beautifully preserved village a very negative atmosphere!

    This photograph, however is wonderful! Glad it is in black and white.

  • February 3, 2010 - 9:38 am

    Pippa Thompson - The textures in this image are incredible! You can feel them just by looking at it.

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