Monument record SUT 108 - River Deben

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Wreck of Post Medieval steam dredger in River Deben, Sutton


Grid reference Centred TM 2805 4908 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM24NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1996: Aerial photograph of hulk abandoned in mud flats against south bank of River Deben opposite Limekiln Quay, Woodbridge. Large vessel, circa 40m in length, long lenticular shape, with pointed prow and stern (S1). Hulk of an iron steam dredger, The Holman Sutcliffe, of circa 1890. Brought to Woodbridge by Jock Pollock, who dredged gravel from `the bar'. Broken up in the dock at Limekiln Quay in late 1920s/early 1930s where cut down to water line. Dumped in present position in early 2nd World War. (S2)
The wreck of the post medieval steam dredger (S1) is also visible in its current position on photographs taken in 1945. (S3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> (No record type): AP: (S1).
  • <S1> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2849/3 (EXC 16930/06) 13-JUN-1996 (SMR - CP/96/18/6).
  • <S2> (No record type): Kinghts, F.. Knights F (Woodbridge Shipwright), January 1997.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 4071-4072.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:59PM

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