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The Holderness Coast is one of Europe's fastest eroding coastlines. The average annual rate of
erosion is around 2 metres per year. This is around 2 million tonnes of material every year. Under
lying the Holderness Coast is bedrock made up of Cretaceous Chalk. However, in most places this is…

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sediment transportation. This has reduced erosion along the front of the town but increased rates
are evident further south where the defences stop.
It is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Bridlington and 6 miles (9.7 km) north of
Hornsea on the B1242 road at its junction…


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