Monument record HMY 017 - Post Medieval boat hard.

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Post Medieval boat hard in the Deben Estuary, Hemley parish


Grid reference Centred TM 29212 42245 (38m by 14m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A probable Post Medieval boat hard can be seen protruding out into the Deben Estuary at TM 29214224, on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards. (S1) (S2) The construction material of the boat hard cannot be ascertained from the photographs but its remains can still be seen on photographs taken in 1971. (S3) A boat hard is depicted in a similar location on the Ordnance Survey 25" 1st Edition map of circa 1884 and it is reasonable to assume that this is the same feature that is visible on the aerial photographs. (S4)
See HMY 018 for the other undated structure which appears to cross the hard.
Also seen in field survey of Suffolk Coast - old hard/jetty. Hard comprising of large spread of shingle with more solid centre of stone running out to low tide line. Jetty running parallel to hard comprising of double post line with some later concrete blocks added. Shingle spread full of Oyster shell plus odd clay pipe stem. S5

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3051-3052 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/80 Part I 5013-5014 28-JUL-1948.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/71156 069 02-MAY-1971.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2003. Assessment Report, Rapid Field Survey of the Suffolk Coast and Intertidal Zone. Everett 2003..

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 5 2013 12:50PM

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