Monument record DUN 084 - A number of cuttings, possibly extractive pits or peat cuttings of unknown date.

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A number of cuttings (probably man-made) close to Coney Hill


Grid reference Centred TM 47680 67445 (141m by 192m)
Map sheet TM46NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A number of cuttings can be seen in the coastal saltmarsh close to Coney Hill on 1958 aerial photographs (S1). The cuttings vary in size between 14 and 80m across, and appear to have originally been quite regular. Some of the cuttings have become conjoined, while others have silted up slightly. The purpose of these cuttings is unclear, but they may have been peat cuttings or possiby some other kind of extraction pit. The dating of these features is virtually impossible, and they could be of any date from the medieval to modern periods. The silting up of the cuttings can be seen when looking at aerial photographs from 1973(S2), when the pits have become far less regular and in some cases have shrunk significantly.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 58/RAF/2378 Frm0112 28-Feb-1958.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. 73/333 Frms036-037 23-Jun-1973.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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