• Net Shops

    Image ID
    FOT881794
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    5.4 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    2592 x 3888 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    219 x 329 mm
    8.6 x 13.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    EU England Europe GB Great Britain Hastings Net Shops Sussex The Stade UK United Kingdom coast seaside tourism holiday vacation summer attraction stock image stock photo
    Description
    A famous and unique part of the old town are the Net Shops. These are tall black wooden sheds which were built to provide a weather proof store for the fishing gear made from natural materials to prevent them from rotting in wet weather. The sheds are tarred (hence the colour) and weather-boarded. The sheds were originally built on posts to allow the sea to go underneath, however more shingle has built up and the sea does not reach the huts anymore. The beach area, on which the Sheds stand, built up after groynes were erected in 1834, however the limited space meant the sheds had to grow upwards, even though some sheds do have cellars. A common misconception is that the sheds were used for drying the nets, hence the height. This is incorrect: nets were dried on the beach, and the sheds were built for net storage ? the height is due to the limited space, and inside the sheds have always had multiple floors.
    Uploader
    Danny Callcut
    Contributor
    Danny Callcut
    Date Taken
    2011-08-05
    Uploaded on
    2011-08-13
    Collection
    Stock Photography by Danny Callcut
    Category
    Work
    Sub Category
    Fisheries
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #80A0E0