Monument record SUE 092 - A possible shellfish production pit on Lantern Marshes, Sudbourne parish
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 45372 52155 (38m by 41m)|
|Civil Parish||SUDBOURNE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
A possible oyster bed is visible on aerial photographs from 1943 onwards, located on Lantern Marshes, Sudbourne at circa TM45375215 (S1). The pit is large, circa 38 x 21m in size, and is connected to a drainage channel that runs across the marshes. Large numbers of oyster pits are visible running parallel to the sea wall to the east and west of this feature (see SUE 090-1) but no others are visible located in the interior of the marsh. It is marked on both the first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps of circa 1884 and 1904 and can therefore be dated to the Post Medieval period, but is unclear whether it is a natural or artificial feature (S2, S3). It can still be seen on photographs of 1955, but by 1972 it has been destroyed by drainage improvements (S4, S5).
- <S1> SXS50085 Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US 7PH/GP/LOC132 5044-5 30-DEC-1943.
- <S2> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. Circa 1884.
- <S3> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". Circa 1904.
- <S4> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/1674 0127-8 04-MAR-1955.
- <S5> SSF50066 Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/72057 008-9 24-MAR-1972.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Oct 21 2004 4:56PM