LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS COTTAGE . HAMPSHIRE

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H U R S T . C A S T L E . H A M P S H I R E

Hurst Castle is situated at the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford-On-Sea. The end of the spit, only three-quarters of a mile from the Isle of Wight and the views from the top of the center keep are spectacular. It provides a remote escape by the sea and is one of my favorite places to visit when I am home for the weekend. Next to the castle sits Hurst Point Lighthouse which was built by Trinity House in 1867 to guide vessels through the hazardous western approaches to the Solent, a building that always catches my eye set in its own wild and rather bleak surroundings is the Light House Keepers cottage, a heritage category grade II listed building. It saddens me to see the building so derelict and in such disrepair, I find myself dreaming of a beautiful little holiday cottage and gateway from the craziness that is London.

Photos by: Me


HELEN STROUD