Monument record BNT 055 - Medieval or Post Medieval timber structures visible eroding from saltmarsh.

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Timber structures of Medieval or Post-medieval date are visible eroding from the saltmarsh in Seafield Bay, Brantham parish


Grid reference Centred TM 13204 32919 (65m by 70m)
Map sheet TM13SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Two timber structures of probable Medieval or Post Medieval date are visible on aerial photographs extending from the eroding saltmarsh in Seafield Bay, Brantham parish, centred on circa TM13193291. The southernmost feature is composed of a curve row of wooden posts approximately 70m in length. Its' position and form in relation to the earthwork banks recorded in BNT 054 suggests it may be part of revetting structure of a previous phase of flood defences. The northernmost structure is made up of two parallel rows of posts just over one metre apart and circa 14m in length. This may also be related to a previous phase of flood defences, but could also have formed the sides of a landing stage or hard for small boats. (S1, S2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1332/8 (21516/31) 28-MAR-2002.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1332/4 (21602/18) 28-MAR-02.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 11:26AM

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