Winterton Dunes - Norfolk
The coastline at Winterton on Sea has historically been well known as one of the most hazardous parts of the British coastline due to shifting sand banks. On visiting in 1722 Daniel Defoe remarked on all the houses of the village being made from the timbers of wrecked ships. In the late eighteenth century marram grass was planted to stabilise the coastline against sea encroachments and by the early nineteenth century there was a barrier of dunes. Over the second half of the 20th century the coastline has changed significantly, resulting in some loss of the dunes. Erosion and flooding are potential risks to the village and the Winterton Dunes; as the area is mostly situated at approximately sea level.
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From Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex