History

Ironstone mining remains include the Guibal Fanhouse at Warsett Hill © Gareth Wilson

Ironstone mining remains include the Guibal Fanhouse at Warsett Hill

Discover the history of the Yorkshire Coast

 The Yorkshire Coast may seem like a natural landscape, but human history has played a significant part is shaping the area. Below are just a few of the fascinating stories waiting to be uncovered as you explore this amazing coastline.

Yorkshire's Jurassic Park

Ammonites can be found quite easily on the beach at Port Mulgrave © Gareth Wilson

Ammonites can be found quite easily on the beach at Port Mulgrave

On the Yorkshire coast rocks from the Jurassic period are exposed for all to see, in a series of spectacular cliffs and bays.

How alum shaped the Yorkshire coast

Learn more about the alum industry at the Peak alum works © Chris Allen

Learn more about the alum industry at the Peak alum works

At first glance, the stunning views on the Yorkshire coast appear to be a rugged natural landscape created by time and tide. In fact, human history is as significant as natural history in shaping this beautiful coastline.

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