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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones

Worthing is full of these stone walls, mostly flint, but probably interspersed with any other likely rocks the tide brought in.

Southeast England is built primarily on chalk, so there isn't a lot of stone for building, and flint has been used since prehistoric times. It became very fashionable during the Victorian era, and unlike the British Empire, the Crystal Palace, and the novels of Bulwer-Lytton, the walls are still around. Click to enlarge.

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