Monument record HMY 019 - Post Medieval or Modern landing point and access channel.

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Post Medieval or Modern small landing point and access channel, Hemley parish


Grid reference Centred TM 29162 42180 (96m by 43m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A Post Medieval or Modern landing point is represented by an access channel cut into the salt-marsh visible in the Deben Estuary at TM 29164218 on photographs taken from the 1940s onwards. The channel is 96m in length and allows access to solid ground from the main channel. (S1) (S2) The cut is visible on the Ordnance Survey 25" 2nd Edition map of circa 1904 with a quay marked at the narrow landward end. (S3) The feature is not marked on the 1st Edition map of circa 1884 suggesting it was constructed at the end of the 19th century. (S4)
See HMY 017 for Post Medieval boat hard and HMY 018 for undated structure.
Also seen in field survey of Suffolk Coast - Old dock showing as rectangular cut in saltmarsh with banks/spoil on sides. Approx 50m long x 10m wide. Posts to N and W sides. S5. Hemley Dock, dug about 1897 (R. Simper). S6

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3051-3052 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/71156 068-069 02-MAY-1971.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2003.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 et al 2003.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Robert Simper. 1992. The Deben River. An enchanted Waterway. R Simper, 1992..

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Record last edited

Aug 5 2013 12:50PM

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