Blakeney Chapel is a ruined building on the Norfolk coast of England.
Despite its name, it is in the parish of Cley next the Sea, not the
adjoining village of Blakeney, and was probably not a chapel. The
building stood on a mound or "eye" (pictured) on the seaward end of the
coastal marshes, less than 200 m (220 yd) from the sea and just north
of the current channel of the River Glaven where it turns to run
parallel to the shoreline. It consisted of two rectangular rooms of
unequal size, and appears to be intact in a 1586 map. Only the
foundations and part of a wall still remain. A small hearth, probably
used for smelting iron, is the only evidence of a specific activity.
Much of the structural material was reused in nearby buildings long ago.
The ruins are protected as a scheduled monument and Grade II listed
building due to their historical importance, but are not actively
managed. A realignment of the Glaven's course through the marshes
accelerated the ruins' likely loss to the sea.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blakeney_Chapel>
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a massacre of more than 14,000 people retreating from Kabul.
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Province of L'Aquila in Italy.
Bernice Gera won a sex-discrimination lawsuit against the
National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, allowing her to
become the first female professional baseball umpire.
The Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground on a reef
and capsized (wreck pictured) off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany.
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