Monument record IKN 093 - Complex of probable oyster pits of unknown date.

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Extensive complex of probable oyster pits, of unknown date, south of Iken Church. Formerly IKN 021


Grid reference Centred TM 41182 56247 (85m by 306m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

An extensive complex of probable oyster pits, of unknown date, visible in shoreline saltmarsh south of Iken Church (from TM 411563 to TM 411560). The individual pits range in size from c.1.5m x 2m up to c.7.5m x 8m and are laid out in a fairly regular pattern, although the northern extremity has been eroded so that the original extent of the complex is uncertain. (S1-2)
Pits also seen during field survey of coastal area - squared timbers visible in eroded saltmarsh area. Area of saltmarsh behind is full of Oyster pits. Probably related. S3
Formerly IKN 021

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/717 Frames 3183-3184.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. OS/72057 Frames 75-76.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2003. Assessment Report, Rapid Field Survey of the Suffolk Coast and Intertidal Zone. Everett 2003.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 6 2013 2:27PM

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