Storm Event

“The sea overflowed its bounds to a great distance, and caused irreparable injury to those dwelling near the coast”

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with a marine inundation on 24th November 1248 (Britton, 1937). The flooding caused considerable damage on the coast where even the oldest inhabitants were astonished at the height of the tide (Paris, 1852).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Britton C. E. (1937). ‘A Meteorological Chronology To A.D. 1450’. Geophysical Memoirs, 70. London: H. M. Stationary Office. 177pp.
  2. Paris, M. (1852). Matthew Paris’ English History. From the year 1235 to 1273: Paris, Matthew, 1200-1259. (J. A. Giles, trans). Available at: (Accessed: 6 August 2018).