Monument record IKN 045 - Post Medieval quarry pit.

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A quarry pit, probably of Post Medieval date, Iken.


Grid reference Centred TM 39867 55667 (59m by 90m)
Map sheet TM35NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A probably Post-Medieval quarry pit in Iken parish is visible on aerial photographs from 1943 onwards, centred on circa TM39865566 (S1). It is irregularly, almost kidney shaped, about 100m in length and around 35m across at its widest point. It is marked on both the first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps of circa 1884 and 1904 (S2, S3). However, the first edition of 1884 has depicts trees growing within the area of the pit, therefore it has probably passed out of use by this time. The pit is still visible on photographs of 1972, and a dashed line appears to define its area on the current Ordnance Survey base map (S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. NMR US/7PH/GP/LOC132 5056-5057 30-Dec-1943.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.
  • <S4> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/72057 96-97 24-Mar-1972.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 6 2013 12:10PM

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