Monument record GED 029 - Possible Medieval or Post Medieval relict sea bank, visible on aerial photographs of Gedgrave Marshes.

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A possible medieval or post-medieval relict sea bank is visible on aerial photographs of Gedgrave Marshes, gedgrave parish


Grid reference Centred TM 40810 47855 (737m by 415m)
Map sheet TM44NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A possible relict sea bank of medieval or post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs to the east of Sallow Hole on Gedgrave Marshes, Gedgrave parish, centred on circa TM40824785. The bank is on average 8 metres wide, and runs for approximately 900 metres from circa TM40364806 near Sallow Hole, to circa TM41104765 where it is seperated from the existing sea wall (see GED 039) by a drainage ditch. The bank is not marked on either the first or second edition Ordnance Survey maps and the drainage ditches almost completely respects the line of the bank, suggesting the drainage ditches post-date the bank. This is one of a number of possible relict banks that cross Gedgrave marsh in this area that may represent early phases of land reclamation (see GED 030-032). (S1-S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US 7PH/LOC132 5016-7 30-DEC-1943.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2013 9:22AM

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