Monument record BNB 008 - Post Medieval flood defence bank, visible as an earthwork.

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Summary

A probably post medieval flood defence bank is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork crossing Castle Marsh, Barnby parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 47701 91123 (690m by 1482m)
Map sheet TM49SE
Civil Parish BARNBY, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish NORTH COVE, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A probably post medieval flood defence bank is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork crossing Castle Marsh for approximately 2 kilometres, centred on circa TM 476913, North Cove parish. This bank is the eastern of two earthworks which flank the channel known as Hundred Drain, possibly a former marsh creek that defines the line of the parish boundary between North Cove and Barnby parish across the marshes (see BNB 007 For the second bank). The two flood defence banks and drainage ditches on either side were probably constructed by the separate parishes, possibly at different dates, the greater regularity of the bank and drains on the Barnby side may support the interpretation that it was the later of the two to be built. (S1-S5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/930 4110-11 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/930 4104-5 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1429 4042-3 16-APR-1946.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 540/465 3148-9 20-APR-1951.
  • <S5> Photograph: OS, AP. OS OS/81109 123-4 29-SEP-1981.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 9 2017 9:16AM

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