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Monday, 25 February 2008

Historic tower that inspired Hardy and James moved brick by brick to stop it crumbling into the sea

As a dramatic landmark it has towered above cliffs for 178 years and inspired some of the heights of English literature.

But as the land on which it stood was battered by erosion, the future of Clavell Tower looked bleak.

Just yards from crumbling into sea, desperate - and painstaking - action was needed to save the building from a 300ft drop.

Yesterday, after 18 months of work, engineers yesterday celebrated their success in dismantling Clavell Tower and putting it back together again brick by brick at a safer distance.

READ MORE - Source: Daily Mail 25th February 2008

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