Monument record GED 034 - Probable Post Medieval shellfish production pits.

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Probable shellfish production pits of possible post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs, at Chantry Point, Gedgrave parish


Grid reference Centred TM 42201 48448 (310m by 138m)
Map sheet TM44NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A number of possible oyster beds of probable post-medieval or modern date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of Gedgrave parish, centred on circa TM42214843. The pits are between 4 x 5m and 9 x 7m in size and are located on the saltmarsh above the mean high water mark within a 'V' shaped recess in the sea banks of the River Ore (see GED 039). As the 'V' shaped section of the sea wall can be dated with some confidence to the post-medieval period it is likely that the pits date to the post-medieval or modern period. (S1, S2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 4171-2 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/71030 19-20 10-APR-1971.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 19 2018 3:49PM

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