Monday, 21 January 2008

Around Witch's Quay

This satellite photograph, courtesy Google Maps, shows Quay House (top), Pilot's Cottage (middle), and Thatched Cottage, aka Ransome's Witch's Cottage (bottom).

In my youth the foreshore was not fenced off. The new fencing is apparent on the satellite picture and also on this map courtsey of DEFRA's MAGIC Project.

The MAGIC map shows an apparent attempt to divert the public right of way along the old sea wall and round the back of Witch's cottage. However, the latest on-line map of the area from the Ordnance Survey shows the public footpath running over the dam that retains the salt water lake.