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The city that fell off a cliff

13/04/2023 08:51 AM | Click to read full article

And in 1922, finally, it fell. Before it fell, All Saints’ Church had been one of three medieval ruins on a wooded cliff overlooking the North Sea. The fallen Gothic church was just one of eighteen churches, chapels, and monasteries in the vast port of Dunwich. This city was once the same physical size as the City of London before it was savagely diminished by two calamitous sea-storms in 1288 and 1328 initiating a process of coastal erosion that would plunge much of the city off the cliff in the succeeding, sorrowful centuries.