Monument record SUE 095 - Post Medieval oyster pits to the south and east of Lantern Marshes, Sudbourne parish

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Summary

Post Medieval oyster pits to the south and east of Lantern Marshes, Sudbourne parish

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 45386 51068 (1001m by 1530m)
Map sheet TM45SE
Civil Parish SUDBOURNE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A large number of earthwork features, probably Post Medieval shellfish production pits, can be seen on aerial photographs cut into the saltmarsh to the south and east of Lantern marshes, centred on circa TM45455121. The pits are clearly visible for approximately 2km from circa TM45555182 to the east of Lantern marshes, to circa TM44565046 at the border between Lantern and Kings Marshes. In general they vary in size from circa 3 x 3m to about 6 x 8m and are cut into the saltmarsh alongside a drainage channel that runs to the east and south of the sea wall SUE 087. In addition, the pits are visible on both the first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps of circa 1884 and 1904, and can therefore be dated with some confidence to the Post Medieval period (S1, S2). More pits may continue to the north but it is not possible to be certain from the photographs available.(S1-S6).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> 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.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2E/BR11/12 7-9 13-AUG-1940.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2H/BR163 8-11 24-DEC-1941.
  • <S5> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US 7GR/LOC355 4061-2 30-MAY-1944.
  • <S6> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK929 4376-7 16-OCT-1945.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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