Monument record COV 165 - Remains of a medieval timber boarded well/pit, Covehithe Cliff

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Summary

April 1890: Remains of timber boarded and tied well/pit/feature revealed by cliff fall. Formerly recorded as COV MISC

Location

Grid reference TM 5305 8205 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM58SW
Civil Parish COVEHITHE, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

April 1890: Remains of timber boarded and tied well/pit/feature revealed by cliff fall. Similar to COV Misc (CRN 08850) and EBV Misc. Also quantities of broken pottery "situated under, or very nearly under the extremity of the road which ends there abruptly at the edge of the cliff". "the beach is said to have been strewed with it" (pottery). Author gives theory of boundary shafts and dates as Rom (S1).
More probably Med in light of finds since (JCO ? 1976)(S2). and see COV 005. Grid reference after OS (S3).
1988: Site now totally destroyed by continued cliff erosion. Also listed as Rom.

Formerly recorded as COV MISC

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 7, 1891, (3), 304.
  • <S2> (No record type): IPSMG , card Covehithe Med (or RB), undated.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM58SW2.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 304.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 23 2018 3:12PM

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