Monument record RMS 035 - Oyster pits cut into the salt-marsh at the edge of the River Deben, Ramsholt parish (PMed)

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Oyster pits cut into the salt-marsh at the edge of the River Deben, Ramsholt parish


Grid reference Centred TM 31043 40383 (77m by 98m)
Map sheet TM34SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Oyster pits, centred on TM31054040 in the Deben Estuary near Ramsholt, can clearly be seen on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards. The site consists of a number of rectangular pits cut into the salt-marsh, connected by narrow channels. (S1) (S2) The oyster beds are described as disused on the OS 25" 2nd Ed. map of circa 1904. They are not depicted on the 1st Edition of c.1884, suggesting that they may date to the very end of the Post Medieval period. (S3) Recent photography clearly shows that the features are beginning to silt up. (S4)
See RMS 035 for WWII bomb crater on same site.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". c 1904.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/22 4030 06-JUL-1944.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/80 Part I 5066 28-JUL-1948.
  • <S4> Photograph: Environment Agency Aerial Photography. EA 46/30 430 20-JUL-2000.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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