Monument record CHL 039 - Post Medieval sea defences, visible on aerial photographs.

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Post Medieval sea defences are visible on aerial photographs to the west of Colton Creek in Chelmondiston parish


Grid reference Centred TM 22743 37628 (764m by 531m)
Map sheet TM23NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Stretches of Post Medieval seabank are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs running along the southern side of the River Orwell, to the west of Colton Creek in Chelmondiston parish. The bank runs discontinuously from TM 22573736 up the western side of Colton Creek and then through the salt marsh to towards Clamp House before it terminates at TM 21993789. The bank is most likely to be of Post Medieval date and it is depicted as discontinuous on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25" map of circa 1884, suggesting that it had been abandoned by that date. Another very narrow bank is visible at the edge of the cultivated land but this has not been mapped as it has probably been caused by drain clearance. (S1) (S2) (S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1707 4356-4357 29-AUG-1946.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/115 5176-5177 30-AUG-1948.
  • <S3> Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Ltd. Meridian - Air Photograph. MAL/65097 012-013 06-NOV-1965.

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Record last edited

Jun 28 2013 10:06AM

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