Monument record HLY 048 - A row of short rectangular pits of unknown date, possibly formed by the extraction of clay.

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A row of short rectangular pits, possible formed by the extraction of clay


Grid reference Centred TM 37398 44123 (271m by 358m)
Map sheet TM34SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Small linear pits or trenches of unknown date and function aligned along the western side of the sea bank (HLY 047). The greatest extent of these pits is visible in 1940 and 1941 (S1) (S2) and they are still visible in 1971, although many have been eroded by the sea and others appear to have silted up by that date. (S3) They may be extraction pits, perhaps for clay, although their position directly behind the sea defence bank (HLY 047), on the saltmarsh, must be considered when trying to determine their function.
See HLY 040 for another area of pits at the other side of Barthorp's Creek.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/10 fr B26, 22 Jul 1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 5656 fr 53, 06 Oct 1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. 71156 fr 121, 02 May 1971.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 12:05PM

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