Save The Three Cups Hotel

The Three Cups Hotel

Campaigning for preservation of the hotel where J.R.R. Tolkien stayed and gained inspiration for his mythology. Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, Tennyson and H.W. Longfellow were also guests. The hotel featured in the film, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. Please send articles to me, Andrew Townsend, at or add a comment. Thanks to David Moss for all his work. Comments are closed at WDDC for the plans to redevelop the site but you can still write to the papers.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Civil Engineers to the Rescue!

The New Civil Engineer magazine for 4/11 August 2005 carries a story on pages 16 and 17 about the sea defence works which have been given as a reason for inaction by the owners of The Three Cups Hotel. According to this account, the works are proceeding well and should be completed next year. Interestingly, the writer links the effect of coastal erosion to the seclusion of and underdevelopment in Lyme Regis. Hopefully, the realisation of the engineers' protection strategies for the next 60 years will provide benefits for all the people of Lyme, her architecural heritage and an increasing number of visitors.

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