Branscombe Beach, Dorset.UK National Trust

The name of the parish is probably Celtic in origin. It is made up of two words, “Bran” and “cwm”. Bran is a well established Celtic personal or tribal name that may also mean “black” or “crow black”. Cwm is a topographical term still in use in English as well as modern Welsh to describe a steep-sided hollow or valley. So the name may derive from the first Celtic family or tribe to take possession of the land, probably from the Dumnonii tribe, sometime between 2000–2700 BC.
From the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, Branscombe was a source of hand-made lace, and Branscombe Point is a style that is still practised by lacemakers worldwide. Fishing was also a traditional industry, as well as source of food. The manufacture of flints for early guns and the cooking of limestone to make fertiliser were short-lived but important local enterprises, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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  • CanyonWind
  • barnsis
    barnsis11 months ago

    Looks like a great beach once you get down the steep slope.

  • you don’t have to come down the steep slope. you can walk from the village, it’s a lovely walk in fine weather or you can park right at the beach too xx

    – lynn carter

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...11 months ago

  • thank you Valerie xx

    – lynn carter

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep11 months ago

    Very beautiful place and capture!!

  • thanks, very pretty little village xx

    – lynn carter

  • Berns
    Berns11 months ago

    Wonderful piece !

  • thank you xx

    – lynn carter

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj11 months ago

    great image Lynn!

  • thanks Ana xx

    – lynn carter

  • ldredge
    ldredge11 months ago

    Wonderful landscape! Very peaceful vibe!

  • yes, very green and pretty surroundings too xx

    – lynn carter

  • vigor
    vigor11 months ago

    That’s awesome with those cliffs!

  • yes, lovely area xx

    – lynn carter

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