Monument record IKN 066 - Probable oyster pits of unknown date.

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Probable oyster pits on intertidal saltmarsh islands north of Iken Cliff.


Grid reference Centred TM 40150 56445 (66m by 146m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A number of probable oyster pits, of unknown date, are visible on two intertidal saltmarsh islands north of Iken Cliff (TM 401563). The majority are located on the southern island, with only one pit on the northern island; however, the islands are being eroded and the original extent of the pit complex is unclear (further possible eroded oyster pits are recorded to the south and there may have been more pits on the northern island). (S1-3)
Initially numbered as IKN 019 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/717 Frame 4174.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/832 Frames 3150-3151.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. OS/72057 Frames 97-98.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 6 2013 2:15PM

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