Monument record GED 038 - Post Medieval oyster beds.

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Possible oyster beds, probably of Post-Medieval or modern date, cut into the salt-marsh below The Cliff on the eastern bank of the Butley River, Gedgrave parish


Grid reference Centred TM 39790 48950 (80m by 293m)
Map sheet TM34NE


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Full Description

A group of possible oyster pits, probably of Post-Medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks cut into the Saltmarsh below The Cliff, on the eastern bank of the Butley River, centred on circa TM39804894. The features are visible as roughly rectangular pits, inter-connected by thin channels cut into the saltmarsh, varying in size from circa 3 x 5m to about 13 x 8m. Most of the features follow the path of a channel that runs roughly parallel to the sea wall (GED 063). The larger features and channels are marked, albeit somewhat schematically, on the second edition Ordnance Survey map of circa 1904, but although some of the visible features may be of modern date, most probably date to the Post Medieval period.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3172-3 23-SEP-1945.

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2013 9:27AM

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