Monument record IKN 075 - Probable oyster pits of unknown date.

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Probable oyster pits of unknown date, but possibly predating the existing sea bank, visible near Decoy Creek.


Grid reference Centred TM 42476 56438 (116m by 113m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Probable oyster pits, of unknown date, are visible behind the sea bank at TM 424564 (S1). The features appear to be cut by what seems to be a straightening of the channel which became Decoy Creek, which is recorded on the Ist Series 1" map published in 1837 (S2) and if the features are oyster pits, their presence behind the sea bank could imply that they predate the current sea bank.
Initially numbered as IKN 022 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. TM 4356/1/34-35.
  • <S2> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey, 1st edition 1" map. Published 1837.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 6 2013 2:18PM

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