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What was the cause of the Holbeck Hall hotel landslide?

What was the cause of the Holbeck Hall hotel landslide?

The likely cause of the landslide was a combination of: rainfall of 140 mm in the two months before the slide took place; issues related to the drainage of the slope; pore water pressure build up in the slope and the geology.

Where is Holbeck?

Scarborough
The Holbeck Hall Hotel was a clifftop hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, owned by the Turner family….

Holbeck Hall Hotel
Former names Roosevelt Hotel
General information
Type Hotel (originally private house)
Location Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

When did Holbeck Hall collapse in North Yorks?

File photo dated 8/6/1993 of the scene at the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorks, after a massive landslip. A local authority was today cleared of causing the destruction of the 120-year-old luxury Victorian hotel which collapsed 150ft down a cliff face to the beach below.

Where did the Holbeck Hall landslide take place?

… The Holbeck landslide, south of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, attracted considerable interest when it destroyed the four-star Holbeck Hall Hotel between the night of 3 June and 5 June 1993. A rotational landslide involving about 1 million tonnes of glacial till cut back the 60 m high cliff by 70 m.

What was the case of Holbeck Hall Hotel?

In 1997, the hotel’s collapse became the subject of a significant court case in English civil law ( Holbeck Hall Hotel Ltd v Scarborough BC) when the owners of the hotel attempted to sue Scarborough Borough Council for damages, alleging that as owners of the shoreline they had not taken any practical measures at all to prevent …

When did Holbeck Hall fall into the sea?

A local authority was today cleared of causing the destruction of the 120-year-old luxury Victorian hotel which collapsed 150ft down a cliff face to the beach below. A High Court judge ruled in 1997 that Scarborough Council had breached its duty of care but the Court of Appeal overruled the decision, Tuesday February 22, 2000.