Monument record ADB 102 - Post Medieval clay extraction pit.

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Post Medieval clay extraction pit, Aldeburgh


Grid reference Centred TM 45794 57956 (136m by 131m)
Map sheet TM45NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A mineral extraction pit of probable Post Medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from 1943 onwards, centred on circa TM45795795 (S1). The pit is marked on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1884 as a clay pit, and on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map of 1904 as a Crag pit, crag being a shelly/sand mineral deposit (S2, S3). It is currently in use as a plant nursery, marked on the current maps as Crag Pit Nurseries. (S4-5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. US/7PH/GP/LOC132 5048-5049 30-Dec-1943.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. 1884.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". 1904.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/1672 154-155 03-Mar-1955.
  • <S5> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/69011 40 10-Mar-1969.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Sep 25 2013 3:41PM

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