Monument record SLY 065 - Post Medieval boat hard in the River Orwell, Shotley.

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Post Medieval boat hard in the River Orwell, Shotley.


Grid reference Centred TM 24814 36112 (98m by 4m)
Map sheet TM23NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The remains of a Post Medieval boat hard are visible as a possible timber structure, at TM24803611. The remains of the boat hard are visible as a fragmentary structure on an aerial photograph from 1987 (S1), extending approximately 90m eastwards into the River Orwell from the oyster pits in the saltmarsh to the north east of Crane's Creek (see SLY 064). The structure may be built of timber posts but it is not possible to be certain from the aerial photograph. The boat hard is marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of circa 1884 (S2) and the 2nd Edition of 1904 (S3), suggesting a Post Medieval date for the structure. The location of the boat hard suggests that it was constructed to service the oyster pits it abuts, which are thought to be of a similar date (see SLY 064) (S3). This may be supported by the existence of a wreck associated with the boat hard (see SLY 066).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/87146 9025-6 11-SEP-1987.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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