Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BIRLING GAP

BIRLING GAP, a depression and an artificial cut in the bold high coast of Sussex; 1½ mile W of Beachy Head. The cut was made to afford means of escape to shipwrecked mariners; and was, for some time, defended by an arch and portcullis, vestiges of which still exist.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a depression and an artificial cut"   (ADL Feature Type: "gaps")
Administrative units: Sussex AncC
Place: Birling Gap

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