Beachy Head saw numerous shipwrecks in the 17th and early 18th centuries and a petition to erect a lighthouse started around 1691. The calls were ignored for over 100 years until The Thames, an East Indiaman, crashed into the rocks of Beachy Head.
Beachy Head Lightouse
Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle in East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge.
The Long Man of Wilmington is a hill figure on the steep slopes of Windover Hill near Wilmington, East Sussex, England. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of Eastbourne and 1⁄3 mile (540 m) south of Wilmington. It was formerly often known as the "Wilmington Giant", or locally as the "Green Man". The Long Man is 235 feet (72 m) tall holds two "staves", and is designed to look in proportion when viewed from below. Formerly thought to originate in the Iron Age.
Aerial shot by John Hooper©
This iconic Art Deco residential building in St Leonards-on-SeaEast Sussex was built by South Coast Properties Company and was an early example of steel-frame construction.
The foundation stone was laid by Robert Holland-Martin on 30th November 1936 and the building was completed in 1938. Marine Court is fourteen storeys high and from basement to roof measures 170 ft/49 metres in height; east-west - 416 ft/127 metres in length.
When viewed from the east or west Marine Court is very tall and slender, from the beach the full expanse of the building dwarfs all those on the seafront.
The building was designed by architects Kenneth Dalgleish and Roger K Pullen, with references to the Cunard White-Star Line Queen Mary, which had entered commercial transatlantic service in 1936.
The east end of Marine Court is shaped to imitate the curved, stacked bridge front of the Queen Mary; the eastern restaurant served to imitate the fo'c'sle deck of the ship.
The south elevation is vertical, with balconies imitating the promenade deck aboard the Queen Mary.
The upper stories of Marine Court are stepped-in from those beneath like the superstructure of a ship, those beneath like the immense hull of a liner.
Some restoration of the building took place in 1949-1950, following bomb damagein the second world war.
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