Lyme Regis

50.724444444444 - 2.9369444444444Koordinaten: 50 ° 43 ' N, 2 ° 56 ' W

Lyme Regis is a town in the county of Dorset in England. It counts 4406 inhabitants (2001 ) and belongs to the district of West Dorset.

Lyme Regis is on the southern coast of England on the border between Dorset and Devon and is also called " The Pearl of Dorset ." In the 13th century this city was one of the most important British ports.

It is known Lyme Regis especially for "The Cobb ", a powerful, sea wall. "The Cobb " plays a role in the novels of Jane Austen and in the film The French Lieutenant 's Woman, which dates back to the eponymous novel by the author John Fowles. This friendly town has many beautiful houses that go up to a slope. Lyme Regis has certainly the predicate " typically English " deserves. Lyme Regis is in the Lyme Bay between Weymouth and Torquay.

It is also known Lyme Regis for the fossils found in the cliffs there and belongs to the so-called Jurassic Coast ( Jurassic Coast ), a stretch of coast that is since 2001 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyme Regis was home to the famous paleontologist Mary Anning early. From 1923 to 1927 in a house on the "Summer Hill " Alexander Sutherland Neill's Democratic school was located. She got the name Summerhill School, with which they should be once world famous here.