Monument record ADB 161 - Post Medieval shellfish pits and a probable WWII bomb crater.

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Post Medieval shellfish pits and a probable WWII bomb crater are visible to the south of Slaughden Martello Tower (No.1), Aldeburgh parish


Grid reference Centred TM 46187 54670 (105m by 29m)
Map sheet TM45SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A group of probably Post Medieval shellfish production pits centred on circa TM46195467, are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of Aldeburgh parish from 1940 onwards (S1). The pits vary in size from circa 2 x 4m to circa 6 x 10m, and are located in the saltmarsh between the coast and the River Alde. Although the majority of the pits are not marked on the first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps of circa 1884 and 1904, some larger pits are suggesting that the pits date from the Post Medieval period. The circular feature at circa TM46145467 is probably a bomb crater of World War II date. These features are still visible on aerial photographs of 1972. (S2-6)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF/2E/BR11/12 3-4 13-AUG-1940.
  • <S2> 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.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK929 3299-3301 16-Oct-1945.
  • <S5> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/72057 107-8 24-MAR-1972.

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2013 4:08PM

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