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Nothe Gardens Landslide, then and now

Nothe Gardens LandslideWeek 10 is the final in our current Dig Deeper series where Alan Holiday shares a visually dramatic account of a major landslide that took place in the 1980s in Nothe Gardens, in Weymouth.

A popular area for residents and holiday makers, Nothe Gardens is located on the southside of Weymouth Harbour along the Jurassic Coastline in Dorset.

Alan shows us the huge impact the landslide had on the area, though luckily spared nearby Nothe Fort. He explains how the local geology, formed of Nothe Grit and Nothe Clay combined with the effects of gravity, water and other factors led to the landslide.

He goes on to show how the repaired sea wall and other defences look today and how well they are faring against the elements.

Previously, Alan introduced us to the geology and protective measures that have been put in place at Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Swanage Bay and West Bay areas, which you can catch up with in the Dig Deeper section.

PDF iconView Alan’s Nothe Gardens Landslide, then and now presentation.

Author: Helen Connolly

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