Visitors to the peninsula may have noticed these walls which run south along the coast from Loftus Hall. While today they are mostly washed away through coastal erosion they can still be seen in places.
One might wonder if these were simply a method to prevent coastal erosion or if there was some other purpose seeing as the field boundary is quite some distance back from the edge.
These walls were a part of the improvements done to the estate when Henry Loftus acquired it. The gap between the field boundary wall and the edge of the cliff where the lower retaining wall can be found was developed as a cliff walk for the occupants of the hall. As can be seen from a few of the surviving sections the walk was about 10 meters wide.
This promenade ends at the bottom of the lane that comes down from the church in Churchtown. Sadly due to disrepair and coastal erosion this retaining wall, and in some places the field boundary wall, have been washed away.