Monument record ADB 142 - A Post Medieval sea bank on the northern side of the River Alde.

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A Post Medieval sea bank on the northern side of the River Alde, Aldeburgh


Grid reference Centred TM 44685 56151 (1941m by 1488m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A Post Medieval sea bank is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from 1943 onwards, centred on TM446561 (S1). The sea bank runs from the south of Aldeburgh at circa TM46405558 for approximately 3.6 Kilometres to circa TM448568. The sea bank is marked on an enclosure map of circa 1800 and on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of circa 1884, but not on Norden's map of 1601 and must therefore have been built for the reclamation of the land on Aldeburgh Marshes in the Post Medieval period. (S1-S5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Map: Historic Map of Sudbourne: Harwich to Lowestoft, c. 1800. circa 1800.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1884.
  • <S3> Map: John Norden. 1601. Orford Ness, A selection of Maps Mainly by John Norden - presented to J A Steers.. 1 inch to 1 mile. 1601.
  • <S4> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. NMR US/7PH/GP/LOC132 5047-5048 30-Dec-1943.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR OS/72057 106-107 24-Mar-1972.

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2013 3:59PM

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