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Explore England's Past

Blocked East End of the Hawn

Formerly the river flowed out to sea here but now the shingle has been built up and a road built across it with car parking completely sealing the Hawn off from the sea. It is hard to imagine that a few centuries ago this was still a tidal pool accessible by small boats from the sea.

University of London
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East end of Hawn, Dunster