The Death of a village. At one time consisting of 37 houses
A man made decision to remove shingle from the beaches along this stretch in 1890's for the shipyards in Plymouth led to the beach disappearing,
and storms in later years had no resistance on the shoreline resulting on 26 January 1917,
a combination of easterly gales and exceptionally high tides breached Hallsands' defences,
and by the end of that year only one house remained habitable.
The villagers' fight for compensation took seven years.