The University of Hullís Department of Geography provides online a series of maps that show the East Yorkshire coast as it was in the middle of the nineteenth century, overlain by aerial photographs taken around the millennium.
Each map represents approximately one kilometre strip of coast and depicts the amount of land lost to coastal erosion over a period of about 150 years. Below, the links to the universityís site are labelled and grouped together for easier access.
Although the map referencing runs south to north, here the links are arranged north to south. Once a map is opened, the next in the series can be accessed by clicking on the arrows at the top and bottom of the frame.
July 2017: A number of the departmentís pages are unavailable following changes to the universityís website, including the overlay maps. It is not known whether the maps will be reinstated.
As an alternative, there is NLS Explore (zoom and drag) which offers adjustable transparency, choice of background map from 1885, side by side display, and measurement tools.
archive maps index
subscription required for full zoom
NLS (National Library of Scotland) old map collection
zoom in, click on map square, thumbnails should appear at screen right
British History Online (maps)
more on East Yorkshire coastal erosion