Monument record IKN 047 - Post Medieval sea bank.

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A probable Post-Medieval sea bank on the southern bank of the Alde, Iken parish


Grid reference Centred TM 44189 56050 (3361m by 1652m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A probable Post-Medieval sea wall in Iken parish is visible as a bank on aerial photographs from 1943 onwards, centred on circa TM441560. The bank stretches eastwards for approximately 6km from a point about 150m north-east of St Botolphs Church, at circa TM41285678, to TM44645522, with roughly the last 200m extending into Sudbourne parish. The bank can be seen on a 1st edition Ordnance Survey maps of circa 1837 and 1884, and it is probable that it is of Post-Medieval date. (S1-4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. NMR US/7PH/GP/LOC 132 5052-5053 30-Dec-1943.
  • <S2> Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Ltd. Meridian - Air Photograph. NMR MAL/65095 170-171 06-Nov-1965.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1837. circa 1837.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.

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Record last edited

Aug 6 2013 12:10PM

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