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1878
Sudbrook Chapel

"...On the very brink of this cliff is an old ruin called Sudbrook Chapel, very picturesque to see, and which will probably not be seen much longer, for the sandstone of the cliff is here very soft, and the water year by year washes it away. In the day when the chapel was built it stood far from the edge of the cliff; but the tooth of time gnaws never so greedily as when it moistens its repast with water, and the day must be near when the ruin will topple over into the Severn. The structure was originally the chapel of a Norman mansion whose stones were thus swallowed up as the river encroached on the land."


Source: Wirt Sikes 'On the Welsh Border' (1878)


  
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pumping station info

Built to pump water from the Severn Tunnel after a 'great spring' was discovered, it's been in action since 1886...


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"...on the very brink of this cliff is an old ruin called Sudbrook Chapel, very picturesque to see..."


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Today, two bridges span the Severn near Sudbrook providing quick exits from England...


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