Here is the PP from todays lesson:
The Holderness Coastline
This is an excerpt from a geography revision forum on the topic:
- Coastal erosion - Holderness coast, Yorkshire. Tip: Remember the shape of the coastline as the man with a beard
- Main rock is boulder clay so cliffs are unstable. Other main rock is chalk
- Cliffs retreat by 2m a year
- 50 villages that exist during the medieval times are lost today
- 5 km of land already lost
- Major features (in order from north to south) – Flamborough Head, Holderness Coast and Spurn Head
- The Great Debate – Protect Mappleton/ B 1242?
- Problem: Protecting an area of land always mean greater pressure and coastal erosion on neighbouring stretches of coast
FOR Build rock groyne - trap sand at Mappleton - southern coast and farms destroyed
- One example would be Sue Earl, a farmer in Great Cowden. Although she had lost a lot of land every year, she was determined to keep the farm running. Eventually the sea will claim the whole farm so she had to give up, especially when the farmhouse went too.