Yorkshire's East Coast

East Newton Bunker

This location is only accessible (July 2021) from the cliff path at Aldbrough Roadend.
I have included this location as an example of erosion over a period of time. There have been instances of sudden and dramatic losses of land but when the cliffs eroded back to this bunker, it took a number of years before it finally reached the beach.

I am grateful to the owner of Urban Rim for the use of the earlier images on this page (link opens in a new window).

In a Google Map image from 2003, the building (used as an animal shelter) was 27m from the cliff edge.

By 2012, the cliff edge had reached the old generator building (from a WW2 radar station).

By 2013, as the overhang increased, the building began a slow slide down the cliff face.

In 2014, the building had slid part way down the sloping boulder clay cliff.

In 2017, almost as though this was its intended location, the bunker sits on a plateau just above the beach.

By 2019, the action of the waves had eroded the clay plateau and the bunker is now firmly embedded in the sand.

The cliffs will continue to recede and leave the bunker isolated in the middle of the beach.
This final image was taken in July 2021.