Monument record KIR 023 - Post Medieval breakwater in the Deben Estuary.

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Post Medieval breakwater in the Deben Estuary at Kirton


Grid reference Centred TM 29960 41569 (278m by 154m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A breakwater can be seen running from TM298416 to TM301415 in the Deben Estuary, just to the south of Kirton Creek, on photographs taken from the 1940's onwards. (S1) (S2) Remains of the structure are still visible on photographs taken in 2000. (S3) The breakwater is depicted on the OS 25" 1st Ed map of 1884. (S4)
Also seen in field survey of coastal area - Old sea bank (?) at base of present bank. Different phases of same bank? Concrete rubble and wooden posts remain. Occasional line of wooden posts. Clay filled behind posts - some patches exposed (particularly SE end). Possible quay within bank. Two triangular shaped lines of posts heading riverwards from sea wall. Unclear purpose. Possibly quays. One to NW larger (extends c.20m from bank) with bigger posts than SE one (extends c.3m from bank. S5

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 4050-4051 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Ltd. Meridian - Air Photograph. NMR MAL/65094 031 03-NOV-1965.
  • <S3> Photograph: Environment Agency Aerial Photography. EA 46/30 433 20-JUL-2000.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. c. 1884.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2003. Assessment Report, Rapid Field Survey of the Suffolk Coast and Intertidal Zone. Everett 2003.

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Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 12:42PM

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