The Coastal Landslips of South-East Devon

(With an Appendix written specially for this volume)
  • Muriel A. Arber
Part of the Geographical Readings book series


Christmas 1939 marks the centenary of the most spectacular landslip recorded on the English coast. The great chasm then formed at Dowlands (Plate 8) and Bindon, near Axmouth, in south-east Devon, was one of a series of slips which have taken place during historic times in a continuous belt along the coast from the mouth of the river Axe on the west to the county boundary between Dorset and Devon on the east. Another related landslip lies farther to the west, at Hooken Cliff between Branscombe and Beer Head. The whole area is included in the Geological Survey (New Series) 1-in. map, Sheets 326 and 340.


Calcareous Sandstone Cliff Face County Boundary Slip Face English Coast 
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