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for any skill or elegance of design." Indeed it is not.
The common is now kept as a rough garden, and serves to give some individuality to the front; a road along the shore leads to Rustington Mill. In the other direction communications with Bog-nor and Chichester have been considerably shortened by the new (toll) bridge over the river. Shipbuilding is an old Littlehampton industry, but it was in danger of becoming extinct when, in 1846, the existing yards were started by one Harvey from Rye; they have launched vessels up to a thousand tons, but most are considerably smaller.