“HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS”
This cottage really looks like a mushroom and is a pretty landmark and tourist attraction as you come into Lyme Regis in Dorset, England. I used to live in Lyme Regis and I went to school there.
This photo was taken in Lyme Regis in Dorset, England. This cottage is called ‘Umbrella Cottage’ but when I lived in Lyme Regis as a teenager we called it ‘Mushroom Cottage’. It was built in 1810.
Lyme Regis (pronounced /ˌlaɪmˈriːdʒɪs/) is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated in Lyme Bay, on the English Channel coast at the Dorset-Devon border. It is nicknamed “The Pearl of Dorset.” The town is noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, which are part of the Heritage Coast—known as the Jurassic Coast. The harbour wall, “The Cobb”, features in Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion, and in the film and novel, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, by local writer John Fowles.
The coastal exposures along the coastline provide a continuous sequence of Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous rock formations spanning approximately 185 million years of the Earth’s history. The localities along the Jurassic Coast include a large range of important fossil zones. Many of the remains are well preserved, with complete specimens of several important species. Many of the earliest discoveries of dinosaur and other prehistoric reptile remains were made in the area surrounding Lyme Regis, notably those discovered by Mary Anning (1799–1847). Significant finds include Ichthyosaur, Plesiosaur, Dimorphodon, Scelidosaurus (one of the first armoured dinosaurs) and Dapedium. The town now holds an annual Mary Anning Day. A fossil of the world’s largest moth was discovered in 1966 at Lyme Regis.
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