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 raised mound or "eye" on the seaward end of the
coastal marshes, less than 200 m (220 yd) from the sea and just to the
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, but is shown as
ruins in later charts. 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 on the site. Much of the structural
material was long ago carried off for reuse in buildings in Cley and
Blakeney. The surviving ruins are protected as a scheduled monument and
Grade II listed building because of their historical importance, but
there is no active management. The ever-present threat from the
encroaching sea will accelerate following a realignment of the Glaven's
course through the marshes and lead inevitably to the loss of the ruins.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blakeney_Chapel>
Today's selected anniversaries:
American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant led his Army of
the Tennessee across the Big Black River in preparation for the Siege of
The first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, was
In a crime that shocked Japan, Sada Abe strangled her lover
Kichizo Ishida, cut off his genitals, and carried them around with her
for several days until her arrest.
Eli Cohen, a spy who is credited with facilitating Israel's
success in the Six-Day War against Syria, was publicly hanged after
having been captured four months earlier.
A second photo by the Hubble Space Telescope confirmed the
discovery of two new moons of Pluto: Nix and Hydra.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive) To end up; to set on end.
2. To tip or turn over.
3. To destroy, invalidate, overthrow, or defeat.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Modern methods of production have given us the possibility of ease and
security for all; we have chosen, instead, to have overwork for some and
starvation for the others. Hitherto we have continued to be as energetic
as we were before there were machines; in this we have been foolish, but
there is no reason to go on being foolish for ever.
Show replies by date