11/02/2010

More of our heritage to be saved – Naze Tower to be protected

Posted in Heritage at 1:09 pm by henrysgauntlet

Excellent news today that a well-known and loved Essex landmark is to be saved. 

 The Naze Tower at Walton-on-the-Naze is in danger of slipping into the sea as the cliff becomes more and more eroded, by 6.5 feet a year.

Now a scheme has been agreed, and full funding confirmed, to shore up the cliff and build a walkway.   The project will cost £1.2 million, with £500,000 being granted by Essex County Council and the remainder from Tendring District Council and local fund-raising.   Great work by the locals!

The Naze Tower was built in 1721 as a landmark for ships approaching the harbour at the nearby port of Harwich.  It is good to know that another piece of our heritage will be preserved.   For many in Essex it brings back childhood memories of day trips to Clacton and Walton.

You can read the story here.

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