Monument record PFM 003 - Bixley Decoys; Nacton Decoys; Purdis Hall Decoys

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Decoy pond. Med pottery found in area of pond.


Grid reference Centred TM 207 432 (191m by 193m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Pottery found in area of Decoy Pond (S1).
Irregular decoy pond (?PMed) with 4 surviving pipes to NW. Also sunken trackways to NW & S (leading to Decoy House). Second pond to SW, see PFM 007.
In 1886 described as `of 10 acres with six pipes, two of which are not now used. Nothing is known with certainty of the age of these decoys...' (S2)(R1). Shown on Bowen's map of 1755 & Hodskinson's map of 1783.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <R1> (No record type): Payne-Gallwey Sir R, The Book of Duck Decoys, 1886.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1951-220, 1951.
  • <S2> (No record type): Day J W, `Suffolk Decoys', E Anglian Mag, 40, February 1981, 170.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2014 3:29PM

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