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Latitude: 50.6161 / 50°36'58"N
Longitude: -3.4179 / 3°25'4"W
OS Eastings: 299783
OS Northings: 80562
OS Grid: SX997805
Mapcode National: GBR P4.F0HL
Mapcode Global: FRA 37QF.XYY
Entry Name: Sea Wall
Listing Date: 8 April 2003
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1096085
English Heritage Legacy ID: 490051
Location: Exmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX8
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Exmouth
Built-Up Area: Exmouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Littleham-cum-Exmouth St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
08-APR-03 Sea Wall
Sea wall. 1841-2; by John Smeaton and James Green, County surveyor; parapet added 1868; extended 1870. Devon limestone ashlar; lower courses below beach sand level built of sandstone ashlar. Deeply battered sea wall, on top of which was added in 1868 a parapet of Devon limestone rubble and an extension to the west was constructed in 1870 of vertically set Devon limestone blocks with an attractive curved batter. Two flights of steps, Imperial Steps and Temple Steps, from the beach up to the Esplanade.
The Sea Wall allowed the reclamation of land from the sea and led to the development of Exmouth as a Victorian seaside town.
SOURCES:  Buildings of England; p.444.  Hoskins, W.G., Devon.
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