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PORTLAND Quarries Nature Park is among the projects to share in a £15 million cash boost, it was announced today.A sum of money, as yet undisclosed, will come to the island to improve access in and around the park to create a ‘high-quality visitor attraction’.Strangely, my brother-in-law worked in it, which we didn't know until after we had bought it.Then he said "my desk was right here" and it was in the corner of the living room'The property also comes with a boathouse attached to it, a separate garage and gated access from the garden to Castletown beach where it has a beach storage hut on land leased from the Crown Estate, which includes the right to keep a small boat on the beach.With evidence of quarrying dating back to Roman times, stonemasonry has been a source of labour and wealth in the area for many centuries.Portland stone is an oolitic limestone that was deposited around 145-163.5 million years ago during the late Jurassic period, when the UK was situated in a more sub-tropical latitude.
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The stone is sufficiently cemented to be resistant to weathering but not so compact that it can't be carved and cut by stonemasons.
This combination of qualities has contributed to the popularity of Portland stone over the centuries.
The property also comes with a boathouse attached to it, a separate garage and gated access from the garden to Castletown beach where it has a beach storage hut on land leased from the Crown Estate, which includes the right to keep a small boat on the beach'There is a stone pier alongside the house and it's the pier where the ships for D-Day left from.
There are old pictures that show all the American GIs waiting to board right by the house, which is a very interesting part of its history.'There's a flat roof and parapet walls so you've got a big roof terrace, which is lovely.
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The cash is from the Coastal Communities Fund and funding will also benefit West Bay Discovery Centre, where renovations will be made to a Grade II listed former church to provide an information hub, including exhibitions on West Bay’s heritage and the local area’s attractions.