Monument record BUT 040 - Row of Post Medieval oyster beds.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 39197 48309 (30m by 93m)|
|Civil Parish||BUTLEY, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
The earthwork remains of a probable Post-Medieval oyster bed is visible on aerial photographs, centred on circa TM39194832 in the inter-tidal saltmarsh of the Butley River, Butley parish. The feature is visible as a row of rectangular banked enclosures arranged in a cellular configuration, each rectangular cell measuring approximately 12 x 6m in size. The partial remains of about 12 or 13 cells can be seen as eroded banks, with a partially silted up pit visible at the northern end. The pits are not marked on the first or second edition Ordnance Survey maps of circa 1884 and 1904, and the very eroded condition of the earthworks suggests that the earthworks predate these maps. A Post-Medieval date for this feature seems probable. (S1-4)
- <S1> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
- <S2> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.
- <S3> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3171-2 23-SEP-1945.
- <S4> SXS50090 Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Ltd. Meridian - Air Photograph. NMR MAL/6594 124-5 03-NOV-1965.
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Record last edited
May 10 2022 12:24AM