Monument record HMY 021 - Possible pits of unknown date cut into the saltmarsh in the Deben Estuary.

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Possible pits cut into the salt-marsh in the Deben Estuary, Hemley parish


Grid reference Centred TM 29079 42431 (63m by 249m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A number of angular, possibly man-made, pits, centred on TM 29064244, can be seen adjoining channels in the salt-marsh at the edge of the Deben Estuary on photographs taken from the 1940s onwards. The features are small, the largest pit being 11m in length, but if they are man-made features they may represent the remains of a shellfish production site or of some type of small-scale extractive process. (S1) (S2) (S3)
Other pits in the area may be man-made features.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3051-3052 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/80 Part I 5013-5014 28-JUL-1948.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/1672 F22 0354-0355 03-MAR-1955.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 5 2013 12:51PM

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