Monument record SUT 131 - Post Medieval pier at Stonner Point, Sutton parish

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Post Medieval pier at Stonner Point, Sutton parish


Grid reference Centred TM 29157 44681 (13m by 31m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The remains of a Post Medieval landing pier can be seen in the Deben Estuary at Stonner Point on aerial photographs taken in the 1940's at TM 2916 4468. The construction material of the pier is unclear but the structure is enclosing the tip of Stonner Point in order to create a solid area on the shore for landing. (S1) (S2) The pier is marked on the OS 25" 1st edition map of c. 1884 and is therefore most probably of Post Medieval date. (S3) The structure is visible on photographs taken in 1971, although it unclear whether the pier was still in use at that date. (S4)
Also seen as part of field survey of Suffolk Coast - Set of posts forming old wharf or dock - former coprolite industry? S5.
"Quay built about 1850 by Thomas Waller to ship out Coprolite and farm products" S6

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3078-3079 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/103 5013 27-AUG-1948.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. c. 1884.
  • <S4> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/71156 107-108 02-MAY-1971.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2003. Assessment Report, Rapid Field Survey of the Suffolk Coast and Intertidal Zone. Everett 2003.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Robert Simper. 1992. The Deben River. An enchanted Waterway. Simper, R. 1992..

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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