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The last remnants of Slaughden were washed away in the very early 20th century, all that remains is a sea wall and a shingle bank that occasionally gets breached when the North Sea encroaches into the River Alde.

The only surviving Martello Tower of clover design exists here and are now used as holiday apartments, this is the most northern of these towers. Good views from the shingle bank towards Orfordness, across the marshes towards Aldeburgh taking in the yachts on the river

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This was Slaughden Three Mariners in 1904, apparently in those days you opened the front door at high tide to let the water out of the back door, amazing

http://suffolkvillages.com/Aldeburgh/ThreeMariners.shtml

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Parking at Slaughden and Aldeburgh on Saturday afternoon was at a premium but I was a little surprised to see this hut and boat near to where I was parked, river trips on the Alde

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A reflection from a car wing mirror of the yachts/boats at Slaughden last Saturday

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The narrow strip of Shingle Bank that separates the North Sea from the River Alde can be seen in the distance to get to the other side of the bund by boat would mean an 18 mile trip! The building on the bank is the clover leafed shaped Martello Tower the Northernmost Tower on the East Coast, the wall near here often gets breached by the sea in the Autumn/Winter

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