Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Humber Field Archaeology, 2009

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The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment (RCZA) was undertaken by Humber Field Archaeology on behalf of English Heritage. The project consisted of a desk based rapid coastal zone assessment of the threat posed to heritage assets along the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire coast by rising sea level and consequential coastal erosion. The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire RCZA is one of a series of projects initiated by English Heritage around the coasts of England.

The area of coverage principally includes the shoreline (to Lowest Astronomical Tide level) and 1km band of cliff and coastal hinterland, although virtually the entire Flamborough Head peninsula is included. In addition, aerial photographic survey and analysis to National Mapping Programme standards covers the same area, but includes entire 1km map squares, which in many areas extends the area of coverage inland. Areas below low-water mark, such as records of shipwrecks, wreck fastenings, dive sites and dredgings, are not generally included.

The RCZA aims to establish a more comprehensive and reliable database assessment of the range and scope of the archaeological resource than is currently available. Not only should this lead to a significant improvement in the archaeological coverage within the various Local Authority HERs, but it is also intended to inform long-term strategies for the management of the cultural heritage resource, especially in the light of the current Shoreline Management Plans. The results have been published in the form of a series of reports, arranged by coastal section, and supported by maps showing distributions of sites. A digital archive is also available, including a GIS-based record of the NMP data.

The Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Surveys (RCZAS) are an English Heritage initiative to inform and develop our knowledge of the coastal historic environment. For more information on the RCZAS please see the English Heritage RCZAS website. In addition to this several other RCZAS are also avaialable via the ADS.