Monument record KIR 024 - Post Medieval landing pier.

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Post Medieval landing pier located in Kirton Creek


Grid reference Centred TM 29089 41465 (27m by 18m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A Post Medieval landing pier can be seen at TM 29084146 on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards. There are three structures, presumably wooden, protruding into the creek, the longest being about 25m in length. The Ordnance Survey 25" 1st Edition map of circa 1884 (S1) depicts a landing pier at this location and it is probable that the structures on the photographs are the remains of this pier. (S2) (S3) (S4) Remains are still visible on a photograph taken in 1996. (S5)
See KIR 025 for the brickworks to the south that the landing pier presumably served.
Also seen in field survey of Suffolk Coast - post lines associated with old hard on Kirton Creek. Modern hard set alongside revetted shingle and clay surface. S6

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <M1> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2941/1 (EXC 19028/08) 13-JUN-1996.
  • <S1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 4050-4051 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S3> Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Ltd. Meridian - Air Photograph. NMR MAL/65094 030-031 03-NOV-1965.
  • <S4> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/71156 068-069 02-MAY-1971.
  • <S5> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2941/1 (EXC 19028/08) 13-JUN-1996.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2003.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 7 2013 12:43PM

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