Yarmouth, Isle of Wight - 1891 map

 

The Solent is characterised by extensive saltmarsh and mudflats but this natural habitat is being lost rapidly as a result of sea level rise. Detailed watercolours, such as this view of Yarmouth by the Pre-Raphaelite follower Charles Robertson, 1891 allow a comparison to be made with the current extent of river and estuary margins.

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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight - 1891