Monument record DUN 034 - Post Medieval flood defences, visible as fragments of earthwork bank.

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Fragments of earthwork bank to the north and west of Point Marsh, possibly post medieval sea banks


Grid reference Centred TM 48517 73423 (388m by 235m)
Map sheet TM47SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Three fragments of earthwork bank are visible to the north and west of Point Marsh on 1945 aerial photographs (S1). The more westerly bank is c60m long, and runs between TM48177322 & TM48237321. The two northerly banks are both 125m long and are separated by a small gap. These banks are depicted as earthworks on the OS 1st Ed County Series 25" map of c1884, in their fragmentary form. It seems likely, given their proximity to a water course, that these banks formed part of the flood defences in this area. Given the depiction of these banks on the 1880s map and considering the fact that a number of banks are depicted on earlier maps, it seems likely that these features date back to the post-medieval period. The earthworks are still visible on aerial photographs from 1955 too (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/543 Frms3161-3162 24-Jul-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 58/RAF/1674 F22 Frms0220-0221 4-Mar-1955.

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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