Site Event/Activity record EEM14559 - 1952: HE - Exmoor Flood (Lynmouth Flood)
The flood occurred when 9 inches of rain fell on the Exe Plain and the Chains. This caused a rush of water down the two Lyn Rivers and the Exe and Barle. It resulted in many deaths and much damage to structures such as bridges and houses and several waterways were reordered as a result.
- --- SEM341088 Sound recording: Exmoor Oral History Archive. 2001. Oral history recording of Peter Batchelor of Exford.
- <1> SEM8319 Leaflet: Various. 2004. A Winsford Anthology. 23.
- <2> SEM7298 Monograph: Baker, W.T.. 1969. They Took the Lifeboat up the Mountainside and the Lynmouth Flood Disaster. West Coast Series. Book One.
- <3> SEM7299 Monograph: Prosser, T.. 2004. The Lynmouth Flood Disaster: A Village Guide.
- <4> SEM7520 Monograph: Delderfield, E. R.. 1991. The Lynmouth Flood Disaster. 10th edition.
- <5> SEM7522 Monograph: Prosser, T.. 2001. The Lynmouth Flood Disaster. Lyndale Photographic Publications.
- <6> SEM7985 Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. Volume 22 (1981), "Withypool in the 1952 flood", p67-70 (H Eardley-Wilmot).
- <7> SEM8686 Monograph: Hamilton, C.M.. 1953. A history of Exford. N/A. 1st Edition. 45-7.
- <8> SEM8511 Article on website: Hesp, M.. 2017. Lynmouth Flood Disaster: How the death and destruction unfolded 65 years ago today.
- <9> SEM8781 Photograph: Unknown. 1953. Photographs of Lynmouth area after 1952 flood. N/A. B/W. Print.
- <10> SEM340787 Unpublished document: Hutchins, J.. 2020. MDE21144 - Bumsley Mill (Monument).
No mapped location recorded.
|Location||Various rivers across Exmoor|
|Civil Parish||WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
|Civil Parish||WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
|Civil Parish||LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
|Civil Parish||PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
|Civil Parish||DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
|Civil Parish||EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Record last edited
May 10 2022 9:45AM