Monument record BUT 070 - Series of small Post Medieval square pits of uncertain function.

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A series of small square pits of uncertain function and probable Post Medieval date are visible on aerial photographs, Butley parish


Grid reference Centred TM 38499 50780 (24m by 37m)
Map sheet TM35SE


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Full Description

A series of rectangular pits of probable Post Medieval or modern date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, cut into the saltmarsh on the west bank of the Butley River, Butley Parish, centred on circa TM38505078. They are on average 3 x 3m in size. The pits are not connected to each other or the tidal creeks, suggesting that their material was excavated for a specific purpose, possibly the repair and maintenance of the sea walls. They are not marked on the first or second edition Ordnance Survey maps of circa 1884 and 1904, and their clear appearance on the 1945 photographs suggests they are of relatively recent creation. (S1-S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3128-9 23-SEP-1945.
  • <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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Record last edited

Jun 24 2013 1:23PM

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