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Sea Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Exmouth, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096085

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490051

Location: Exmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX8

County: Devon

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

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Listing Text


931/0/10016 ESPLANADE
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: [1] Buildings of England; p.444. [2] Hoskins, W.G., Devon.

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