Holderness Coast - Case Study

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LOCATION

  • Lowaland region of England. Between the Wolds and the North Sea.
  • Part of the East Riding of Yorkshire
  • One of Europes fastest eroding coastlines, average annual erosion rate is 2 metres per year.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Made up of soft boulder clays which, to look at, are masses of brown clay containing some pieces of rock.
  • These soft and recent deposits sit on a platform of chalk that slopes gently to the East.

FACTFILE

  • 29 Villlages lost in the last 1000 years
  • Looses…

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