Monument record FRS 044 - Probable Post-medieval sea bank

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A probable Post-Medieval sea-bank in Friston parish


Grid reference Centred TM 42935 57900 (521m by 237m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A section of sea wall in Friston parish is visible as an earthwork bank on aerial photographs from 1943 onwards, centred on circa TM42935789 (S1). The sea wall extends for about 650m from circa TM42485778 to approximately TM43005801, the westernmost 250m partially surrounding a group of probable oyster pits (see FRS 021). The bank appears to be marked on Ordnance Survey mapss from the 1837 1st edition map onwards, suggesting a Post-Medieval date for its construction (S2). It can be clearly seen on photographs from 1972 (S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. NMR US/7PH/GP/LOC132 5051-2 30-Dec-1943.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1837. 1837.
  • <S3> Verbal communication: Sarah Newsome. 2001. NMR OS/72057 036-037 24-Mar-1972.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 12 2013 4:15PM

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