Lyme Regis The Cobb First Light

James  Key

Olney, United Kingdom

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Lyme Regis Dorset UK The Cobb First Light
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The first written mention of the Cobb is in a 1328 document describing it as having been damaged by storms. The structure was made of oak piles driven into the seabed with boulders stacked between them. The boulders were floated into place tied between empty barrels.

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Lyme is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the 13th century it developed into one of the major British ports. A Royal Charter was granted by King Edward I in 1284, with the addition of ‘Regis’ to the town’s name. This charter was confirmed by Elizabeth I in 1591.
By 1750 it had become a popular sea spa frequented by Royalty, Poets, Writers and Painters. Among them, Henry Fielding, famed for his attempted abduction of the local 16-year-old orphan Sarah Andrew.

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Turner painted here, as did Whistler who recorded the local Blacksmith on canvas as well as painting his most well known “The Little Rose of Lyme”.

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