Monument record ARG 100 - Medieval objects washed up at Thorpeness Point

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Summary

April 1911: Objects picked up on beach after unusually high tide `had broken away in places about 30 feet of the cliff'. Formerly recorded as ARG MISC

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 47 60 (1000m by 1000m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM46SE
Civil Parish ALDRINGHAM CUM THORPE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

April 1911: Objects picked up on beach after unusually high tide `had broken away in places about 30 feet of the cliff'. Finds made over an area of approximately 200 yards along with exposed wells, supposedly from houses that `had existed on Thorpeness Hill 1685'. `20 years ago (circa 1891) there had been 30 to 40 wells to be seen' (exposed in the sands). Details of inquest over finds - Crown versus Receiver of Wrecks. Finds included: coins, nuremberg & C16/C17 tradesmen's tokens, medals, rings, pins, fish hooks, a bodkin, fragments of bells etc. Details in (S1).
Note also finds from Thorpeness in 1887 (S1)(R1).
Some of these finds may be listed under CRN 02316.
Also Rom.

Formerly recorded as ARG MISC

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> (No record type): Ganz C, "Poltering for a Galloona", PSIA, 14, 1911, (2), 243-248, ill.
  • <R1> (No record type): Hele Dr N F, "Notes about Aldeburgh", 1890.

Finds (12)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 15 2017 3:02PM

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