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The Bisat Research Project

Bisat Project in Holderness

This project was started in 2014 to record the stratigraphy of the Holderness Coast. By the end of 2019 the group has photographed the coast from Sewerby to Spurn and started the next stage which is to log the stratigraphy of significant sites.

The project was inspired by the work of W S Bisat FRS who produced a section of the coast from fieldwork between 1932 and 1952 which was published posthumously in "The Quaternary of Britain". There had been over 60 years of coastal erosion at an average of 2 metres per year since then.

Links -

 early pictures of the project team

 report of the first 5 years work

Click here to read about the photographic methods used (PDF Document)

some notes on geological logging (pdf file)

some notes on logging equipment

some notes on identifying the Holderness Tills

The following people have contributed to the Bisat Project:- Anne Horne, Arthur Speed, Brian Kneller, Brian Williams, Dennis Haughey, Derek Gobbett, Graham Kings, Mike Horne, Rod Towse, Rodger Connell and Stuart Jones.

Click here for the Ice Age Coast Website


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