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CLIP 3242

Hallsands - destruction of coastland

Hallsands - destruction of coastland

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Key Info
  • Hallsands - destruction of coastland
  • Duration: 03:59
  • Hallsands in South Devon was a fishing village lost to the sea in 1917. The village used to be protected from the sea by a shingle beach, which absorbed the impact of the waves. Nearby Plymouth dockyard was built using shingle dredged from the beaches near Hallsands. This led to rapid erosion of the beach at Hallsands, exposing the soft rock beneath the village. When large storms hit the village, the rocks were rapidly eroded and the houses crumbled into the sea.
  • Subject:



    Coastal Environment: Processes and Landforms

  • Keywords: coastline, erosion, Hallsands, Devon, storms, rock, shingle, beach, sea defence, Plymouth, waves, cliff, deposition
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip provides a good case study of coastal erosion. It is particularly good for illustrating the impact of changes along one area of coastline upon other sections. Teachers might consider using this clip alongside Clip 03103.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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