The Lost Towns Of Yorkshire

By Paul Homewood

I was reminded about this map of the villages lost to the sea in the East Riding:

 

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http://www.eastriding.gov.uk/coastalexplorer/pdf/1development.pdf#page=4.5m

It is published by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

According to researcher Brian Williams, the coastline has retreated by about two to three miles since Roman times.which equates to about 1.5m a year.

The East Riding Council publication notes that the recent rate of erosion is similar.

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Brian Williams’ website is well worth a look, with a lot more detail and plenty of links to maps and a book by Thomas Sheppard written in 1912 called “The Lost Towns of the Yorkshire Coast”. His website is:

https://urbanrim.org.uk/erosion%20map.htm

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January 4, 2023 at 11:18AM

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