Monument record IKN 050 - Possible Roman saltern.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 41530 56639 (60m by 78m)|
|Civil Parish||IKEN, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
A possible salt making site of Iron Age or Roman date, or 'red hill', is visible as a soil mark on aerial photographs approximately 300m to the east of St Botolph's church, Iken parish, centred on circa TM41525663. The feature is visible as an amorphous reddish-brown area of soil about 100m long and 60m wide, on one side of, or possibly surrounding a lighter coloured area of soil. On red hill sites the red colour is caused by the dispersal by ploughing of the former earthwork formed of the briquetage and burnt clay created during the salt making process. This site cannot be dated or identified as a red hill with any certainty without a site visit. (S1-2)
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Record last edited
Aug 6 2013 12:11PM