Monument record ADB 160 - The Mear (1783); The Meare C16 & 1976); The Meer (1817); The Haven (1837)

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Summary

Large mere shown as 'The Meare' in the C16/17; 'The Mear' in 1783; 'The Meer' in 1817; much reduced as 'The Haven' in 1837.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 46787 59549 (944m by 2346m)
Map sheet TM45NE
Civil Parish ALDEBURGH, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish ALDRINGHAM CUM THORPE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Large mere shown as 'The Meare' in the C16/17 (S1); 'The Mear' in 1783 (S2); 'The Meer' in 1817 (S3); much reduced as 'The Haven' in 1837 (S4); and as only a small remnant (expanded to the N in 1910) as 'The Meare' in 1976 (OS). Possibly originally a turbary (see ARG Misc, sf16158) (documents not checked) and natural harbour (Thorpe Haven in C16 & The Howe in 1837).
Two Elizabethan charts of Thorpness showing 'The Meare' and 'Almouth haven als Thorpe haven' are figured in (S5)(R1).
Includes area of 2WW anti-glider ditches (see RAF 1953 AP).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <R1> Unpublished document: British Museum. Charts, Cottonian ms, Ang 1.1.64; & Add 8987, Art 137.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Plans. Plan of Aldeburgh, British Library, ms 8987, fol 137, c.C16/17.
  • <M1> Map: Maps File: S1-S4.
  • <S2> Map: J Hodskinson. 1783. The County of Suffolk Surveyed. 1782.
  • <S3> Map: Cary J, A New Map of Suffolk, 1815.
  • <S4> Map: OS. OS Map. 1st ed 1inch, 1837.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Ganz C, 'Pottering fro a Galloona', 14, 1911, 245, ill.

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2013 4:07PM

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