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Beachy Head
Sussex
Birling Gap
A collection of old Birling Gap photographs
Part of the Gravelroots UK Vintage Trail

 
Old Beachy Head Birling Gap
Coastguard Cottages
1920
 
photograph by Anthony Hole 1920
gfk 2016
 
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Old Beachy Head Birling Gap
Coastguard Cottages
c.1920
opposite direction to above
 
postcard unused
in house archive 4
 
enlargements & comparisons 2014
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Old Beachy Head Birling Gap
Beach
1930s
 
postcard
in house archive 4
 
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Old Beachy Head Birling Gap
Birling Gap Hotel
c.1920
 
postcard used 1923
in house archive 4
 
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Old Beachy Head Birling Gap
Birling Gap Hotel
1981
 
Photograph by Dr Neil Clifton
Sunday, 4 January, 1981
 
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Birling Gap


2017
Birling Gap is situated on the Seven Sisters close to Beachy Head. Coastal erosion has already removed most of the coastguard cottages built 1878, those remaining are still inhabited. It is probable that erosion will soon cause most of this area to fall into the sea.
The beach has a large number of rockpools and fossils.
Artist Jean Cooke lived here painting seascapes. She died here in 2008 looking at the sea.
 


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