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Title: Aldeburgh sea defences
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This brief NRA leaflet describes the Aldeburgh sea defences. Aldeburgh, sited on the exposed east coast of England, has long fought a battle with the relentless sea. Since the sixteenth century six streets sited to the east of the present town have been lost and Slaughden, once a separate village to the south of Aldeburgh, has been reduced to a Martello tower and the yacht club. The NRA is responsible for sea defences along the 2km of coastline between southern Aldeburgh and the northern end of Orford Ness. The existing defences are a concrete wall built shortly after the serious breach in 1953, fronted by a dilapidated groyne system and stretching some 1,400 metres southwards from Fort Green.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Flood barriersFlood risk managementTidesCivil engineeringEmbankments
Geographic Keywords: Aldeburgh
Extent: n.p. [4]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:2875
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