Maps held in East Riding of Yorkshire Council's archive collection provide an excellent resource for perusing the extent of land lost through coastal erosion.
The archive includes a full set of mid-nineteenth century maps (the original Ordnance Survey) at a scale of 6 inches to the mile. Later surveys are partial in coverage but offer a scale of 25 inches to the mile and are generally in better condition.
East Riding Archive Maps require the DjVu plug-in to view. Once the viewer is activated, maps should display in your browser.
The present page links to sections that cover the coast. Each link opens at the 6 inches to the mile map. An inset divides the main map into sections. Below the inset is a list of available versions – click on a list item for a dates drop-down, and click on a date for the relevant map.
Above the map is a toolbar from which zoom can be adjusted. There is also a drag tool and print icon.
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