Monument record WBG 037 - Kingston Quay

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Post Medieval quay at Kyson Point, Woodbridge


Grid reference Centred TM 27122 47426 (28m by 28m)
Map sheet TM24NE


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Full Description

The remains of a Post Medieval quay structure are visible in the inter-tidal zone off Kyson Point at TM 27134743. The quay structure measures roughly 25m by 12m. (S1, S2) The quay, named Kingston Quay on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey 25" maps of circa 1884 and 1904 (S3, S4), appears to have collapsed by 1948 and may have gone out of use with the construction of the boat hard just to the south (S4).
Also seen during field survey of Suffolk Coast - Rectangular post structure set into intertidal mud. 'Kingston Quay'. S5
Passengers embarked to London by steamer here in 1842. Also brick kiln here and ballast dug for ships. See S6 for further details. S6.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/113 Pt III 5291-5292 30-AUG-1948.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/80065 004-005 10-MAY-1980.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2003.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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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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