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Buildings at Studland Bay lost to the sea

Buildings at Studland Bay lost to the sea

Buildings at Studland Bay lost to the sea

This photo dates to the late 1800s or early 1900s and shows two buildings on the beach's edge and shoreline at Studland near the Middle Beach car park.

This area has suffered from erosion for many years.

The building on the left of this photograph is now sixty meters away from the shoreline underwater, with its foundations visible on Google Maps and was built by the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, which  stationed a lifeboat at Studland in 1826, but it was withdrawn in 1848

Image Ref: VS 2389

Year: 1890

Copyright: Unknown

Photographer: Unknown