Monument record BNC 019 - Benacre beach

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Lower part of a well shaft excavated on the beach.


Grid reference Centred TM 534 833 (101m by 100m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Lower part of a well shaft excavated on the beach. Cut into orange clay, 3 feet 3 inches in diameter, not lined. Surviving depth about 5 feet, original depth would have been about 20 feet. Situated 370 yards N of Benacre Broad and 20 feet E of the present cliff face, which is eroding very rapidly. Finds include parts of at least four pottery vessels, one partially glazed, a lead weight, a small leather fragment and two pointed wood fragments identified as ash (S1).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: letter, drawings, sketch location.
  • <S1> (No record type): Durbidge P, 1993.
  • <S2> (No record type): Lowestoft Arch & Nat Hist Soc Annual Report, Vol 25, 1993-3.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Nov 26 1993 12:00AM

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