Monument record HMY 022 - 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 29097 42881 (14m by 28m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A group of roughly rectangular, possibly man-made, pits, centred on TM 29104288, can be seen adjoining a channel 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 only 6m in length, but if they are man-made features they may represent the remains of a small-scale shellfish production site or of some type of extractive process. (S1) (S2) (S3)
Other pits in the area may also be man-made features.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3052-5053 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/80 Part I 5013-5014 28-JUL-1948.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/67055 048 24-APR-1967.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 5 2013 12:52PM

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