The lynmouth flood august 15th 1952a total of 28 people lost their lives at lynmouth and the hamlet of barbrook other lives were lost in the village of. The lynmouth flood occurred on the night of the 15-16 august 1952, principally affecting the village of lynmouth, in north devon a storm with heavy rainfall,. Periodic floods occur naturally on many rivers, forming an area known as the flood the lynmouth flood of 1952 killed only 34 people, however it was very.
Thirty-four people lost their lives in the lynmouth flood disaster in august 1952 more than half a century later, and questions are still being. There are three good inns at lynton, and another at lynmouth, where 60-62 [ an identified victim of the 1952 lynmouth flood - possibly a. Lynmouth floods 1952 a flash flood was this natural disaster made worse by human activity what lessons can be learned from the disaster. The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for river lyn (east and west) at lynmouth icons on the map show .
Ten properties are flooded overnight in lynmouth in north devon after a combination of strong winds and high tides. On manor green, lynmouth north devon on the edge of exmoor national park miraculously rock house escaped the worst of the flood as the main force of. The most significant recent flood event on exmoor was in august 1952, when many bridges in the area were damaged this event caused the tragic lynmouth . The flood which hit the devon village of lynmouth on august 15th 1952 was one of the worst in living memory in britain this bbc article from. This model is described in this paper as it has been applied to the lynmouth flood of 1952, and briefly for the boscastle catchment, both of which have an area of.
Lynton and lynmouth has remained a popular holiday destination to this date its history marred by the dreadful floods in 1952 28 lives and 55. This listing is at variance with that given by eric r delderfield in his excellent book the lynmouth flood disaster¹ which was published early in. Visit lynton & lynmouth - the official tourism website the twin towns of lynton & lynmouth on the north devon coast have a the lynmouth flood. A total of 34 people lost their lives in the biggest, most tragic, flooding event the region has seen in more than 300 years.
Of the flood on such a small community was considerable, and caused over $100 m of damage a comparison with lynmouth flood6 of 1952, on almost the same. The lynmouth floods this article was previously published as bonacina (1952), ratcliffe (1952) and marshall (1952) see also mcginnigle (2002) the exmoor. A collection of items belonging to fireman b mansell involved in the lynmouth flood disaster of 1953 mr bernard mansell was an electrician in sheffield fire. Explore exmoor national park's board lynmouth flood 1952 on pinterest | see more ideas about devon, 16 august and national parks.
The lynmouth flood disaster has 8 ratings and 3 reviews ^ said: during the appalling flood at lynmouth (devon, england) during the night of 15th august. The 1952 flood in lynton and surrounding area was one of the worst natural (or was it) disasters that devon has ever seenthe first two. Watersmeet and the lynmouth floods is an aa-recommend walk with full walking directions and descriptions of places of interests along the walk find more. On august 15th 1952 the village of lynmouth, north devon, england lynmouth after the floods archive footage of the lynmouth disaster.