Scarborough 1 Location, land use and rock type / Scarborough 1

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Describe Scarborough’s location in detail.
 Country, north/east/south/west.
 Inland/coastal area, if so which
sea/ocean?
 Which towns’ is it near?
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Describe Flamborough Head’s location in
detail.
 Country, north/east/south/west.
 Inland/coastal area, if so which
sea/ocean?
 Which towns’ is it near?
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The main settlement on the headland is
Flamborough village which has several pubs
and small shops. These serve the residents and
also the many visitors that come to the
headland. There is a Post Office and a village
school as well as two churches. However this is
not situated at the edge of the headland but
further inland.
There is a lighthouse and Fog Signal Station at
Selwicks Bay.
Scarborough’s headland is composed of
sandstone.
 Estuarine sandstone and Scarborough
limestone are responsible for the cliffs of
South Bay.
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A thick band of resistant chalk rock with a
layer of boulder clay.
 Some of the highest cliffs in England with
vertical faces over 200m high.
 The chalk which outcrops on the edge of
the headland is well jointed.
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In 1993 the 5* Holbeck Hall
Hotel collapsed into the sea
due to coastal erosion.
Holbeck Hall Hotel was
located on the Southern side
of the bay and was thought to
be in a safe position.
This disaster led the Local
Authorities to think again
about what needs to be done.
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Complete worksheet 18.3 ‘Coastal
Erosion: The hotel that Disappeared’
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