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Birling Gap coastguard cottage demolition begins

19 March 2014 Last updated at 03:12 GMT

Work to demolish one of the famous coastguard cottages at Birling Gap in East Sussex has begun.

The Georgian house has been left teetering on the edge of the cliff after the winter's heavy rainfall caused several years worth of erosion in just three months.

BBC South East spoke to Mark Hodgson of Best Demolition, Graham Kean of Wealden District Council and Jane Cecil of the National Trust.