From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT
By Paul Homewood
I was reminded about this map of the villages lost to the sea in the East Riding:
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.
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:
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