Its listing in a newly-published atlas of vanishing places, alongside the hanging gardens of Babylon, invites comparisons with the other settlements that once dotted the stretch of coastline between Bridlington and Spurn Point.
Their names read like a roll-call of stations purged by Dr Beeching. Out Newton, Dimlington, Monkwike and Ringborough: these are the casualties of an East Riding that is literally shrinking.
It is a tragedy not unique to Yorkshire. On the edge of Snowdonia, the council has said it can’t protect the village of Fairbourne from the elements forever; sooner than later, everything must go.
It is a timely reminder, if one were needed, that nothing stands forever.