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Holbeck hall, scarborough
mass movement // 5th June 1993 // boulder clay cliffs // drought + intense rain // hotel weight
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Shrewsbury
local flood management // 100,000 people // centre of river severn horseshoe meander // autumn 2003 floods // response protected 74 houses
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Aldeburgh (south)
sea defences // 1990-1991 // 1KM // £4.9 M // 75000 m^3 sea dredged shingle // 51,000 tonnes Norwegian granite
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Dungeness, Kent
cuspate foreland // accretion + progradation // 2158 ha of flint shingle // 1150 ha buried shingle banks
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Chesil beach, Dorset
18 miles // shingle + pebbles (flint, chert, quartzite) // joins Portland to Abbotsbury // part of JURASSIC COAST UNESCO
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Durdle door, Dorset
portland stone (hard limestone) // wealden clay + sands (soft) // chalk (hard) // 140 million years old
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Lulworth Cove, Dorset
portand (hard) // wealden clay, purbeck, greensand (soft) // chalk (hard) // UNESCO world heritage site
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Poole Harbour, dorse
coastal management // 2nd largest in world // 18 SSSI // 3600 ha // £158M tourism // sun seekers employs 1,800 locals // 300m entrance
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Hunstanton, Norfolk
cliff retreat 12-15cm per year // (top to bottom) marly chalk // Hunstanton red rock // Carstone (sandstone hematite + limonite) // periglacial weathering // mass movement
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local flood management // 100,000 people // centre of river severn horseshoe meander // autumn 2003 floods // response protected 74 houses

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Shrewsbury

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sea defences // 1990-1991 // 1KM // £4.9 M // 75000 m^3 sea dredged shingle // 51,000 tonnes Norwegian granite

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cuspate foreland // accretion + progradation // 2158 ha of flint shingle // 1150 ha buried shingle banks

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18 miles // shingle + pebbles (flint, chert, quartzite) // joins Portland to Abbotsbury // part of JURASSIC COAST UNESCO

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