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Barton-on-Sea  25October 2010

 

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Dr Ian West's Geology field pages on Highcliffe, Naish Farm and Barton

Highcliffe and Naish Farm Estate on multimap

 

 

 

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The multiple and layered coastal defences at Barton-on-Sea, serviced from the undercliff roadway, appear to be holding erosion well, with a declining free-face on the cliff line.

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Rock groynes are substantial, and the intervening shoreline heavy with rock armour.

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Taken from the easterly terminus of the protected coastline, looking towards Christchurch.

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The most easterly rock groyne marks a substantial notch in the coastline ... with this outlook towards the east. A new groyne and beach rock armour have been added only after substantial erosion has taken place.

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Dramatic views of erosion features, but also of the ameliorating influence of beach rip-rap.

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The soft sands have slumped over clays and onto the beach, which appears to be a coarse shingle.

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Hampshire Barton-on-Sea  coasts erosion defences mass movement mobile flows rock armour rock groynes

 

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