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Shingle Street – German Ocean Mansion

Shingle Street is not somewhere you go for the architecture. Pevsner ignores it in his Suffolk, though that is no surprise.  Its distinctions are found in the works of nature, not humankind.  Yet the hamlet is not without interest, with … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 29

A visit to Shingle Street yesterday – first since October 2020 – a day of haze and bright April sun with skylarks singing and hares out on the marshes.  The cycle of changes rolls on: a new island has formed … Continue reading

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Shingle Street

Low tide reveals the London clay on which the shingle bank at Shingle Street is built.

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Shingle Street 26 – Shell Line

Sculptors have drawn the shell line with the chalky remains of the common whelk, or buckie, Buccinum undatum.  Shellcraft artists have punctuated the line with a crown of bleached common starfish, Asterias rubens, and a necklace of purply ridged common … Continue reading

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Shingle Street Tank Trap

A row of 22 anti-tank blocks stride across the marsh at the south end of Shingle Street where it joins Bawdsey Beach.  Today it seems a strange spot for such defences, but once it blocked an exit off the beach … Continue reading

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Shingle Blue

Blue rope at Shingle Street autumn 2020.

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Shingle Street 24

Is there a single word that expresses Shingle Street’s sense of place?  I’ve described it variously as curious and haunting, alien and austere, words associated with its remoteness, the overwhelming size of the shingle bank and the always threatening presence … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 23

Shingle Street now has two tidal lagoons.  A new lagoon has formed to the north of the original one, close to the cottage known as The Beacon, since I was there in December 2019.  At high tide today it was … Continue reading

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