TA1660 : Low Grounds, Barmston

near to Fraisthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Low Grounds, Barmston
Low Grounds, Barmston
Pillboxes on the low cliff top north of Barmston village. The land around Barmston south of Bridlington is only a few metres above sea level and this area which is now constantly threatened by the North Sea was thought extremely vulnerable to enemy attack during World War 2 and was heavily fortified. Many major defensive installations have been destroyed by erosion and some of the pillboxes now close to the beach would once have been in supporting positions further inland. Some of these concrete structures were removed in the 1970s and local farmers complained that this increased the rate at which farmland was washed away by the sea. Two nearby settlements called Hartburn and Winkton were abandoned in around the 15th century and have long since been lost to coastal erosion.
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2007
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Date Taken
Friday, 23 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 November, 2007
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Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 169 606 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:1.7161N 0:12.9925W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 169 606
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