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An Inventory of UK estuaries. Volume 5: Eastern England 1997


The 'inventory of UK estuaries' series is a seven-volume series which describes the estuaries of the UK, providing information on their size, location, wildlife, national importance and conservation status, using graphs, tables, text and maps.

Volume 5 covers the 31 estuaries on the eastern coast of England between St Abb's Head in Scotland and Foreness Point on the east coast of Kent. The estuaries within this region fall into three main groups. In the northern part of the region there is a series of generally small river estuaries, some of which have been greatly modified in the past. In the middle of the region there are the three large estuaries of the Humber. the Wash and the adjacent North Norfolk Coast, and in the low-lying and predominantly sedimentary south of the region there is a network of estuaries which together form a considerable area of intertidal flats and saltmarshes.

Please note this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document, and is therefore a large file size. There may also be fluctuations in quality.

Due to the file size of the volume, it has been split into two parts. Part 1 includes the Prelims (Contents, foreword), Sections 1 to 4, and part of Section 5 (descriptions of the estuaries) from 90 (Tweed Estuary) to 104 (Oulton Broad). Part 2 includes the second part of Section 5 (descriptions of the estuaries), from 105 (Blyth Estuary) to 120 (Swale Estuary).

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1997··

Buck, A.L. 1997. An Inventory of UK estuaries. Volume 5: Eastern England, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 873701 40 3.

Volume 5 of a seven-volume series which provides an inventory of the estuaries of the UK, produced by JNCC's Coastal Conservation Branch.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·05·08

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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