Monument record ADB 143 - Post Medieval or modern probable sluice structures in the inter-tidal zone of the River Alde.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 45033 55452 (23m by 49m)|
|Civil Parish||ALDEBURGH, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
A probable sluice structure of possible Post-Medieval or modern date is visible in the inter-tidal zone of the River Alde at circa TM45035545. Two linear post built structures, probably timber, extend into the saltmarsh from the sea wall for approximately 50m. Although not noted in this precise location, sluices are noted on the first and second Ordnance Survey maps of circa 1884 and 1904, approximately 40m to the west at circa TM44995549 (S1, S2). Although the remains of a sluice mouth channel may be visible behind the sea wall, the early sluice channel is not visible on the river side of the sea wall on aerial photographs of 1945. It is possible that the channel and structure visible on the aerial photographs replaced their earlier counterparts sometime after 1904. By 1972 only circa 7m of structure are visible. It is unclear from the photographs whether the rest of the structures have been deliberately removed or destroyed, or have simply succumbed to erosion. ( S3-S5)
- --- SSF50066 Photograph: OS, AP. NMR.
- <S1> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
- <S2> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.
- <S3> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 3302-3303 16-Oct-1945.
- <S4> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/877 5244-5245 21-May-1952.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Sep 25 2013 4:00PM