Monument record IKN 074 - Possible oyster or 'borrow' pits of unknown date.

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Possible oyster or 'borrow' pits, of unknown date, visible in saltmarsh by Decoy Creek.


Grid reference Centred TM 42482 56504 (291m by 201m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A scatter of possible oyster pits or 'borrow' pits, of unknown date, are visible in front of the sea bank around where Decoy Creek used to pass through it (TM 424565). The pits are not densely packed but the saltmarsh is very eroded in places and some of the pits may actually be natural; equally a number of pits may have been eroded, so the original extent of these features is not clear. (S1-3)
Initially numbered as IKN 022 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. TM 4356/1/34-35.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/717 Frames 3179-3180.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. OS/69011 Frames 15-16.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 6 2013 2:18PM

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