Monument record ARW 045 - Post Medieval sea bank, visible on aerial photographs.

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A Post Medieval sea bank is visible on aerial photographs in Arwarton parish


Grid reference Centred TM 22182 33869 (838m by 518m)
Map sheet TM23SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A Post Medieval sea bank is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs running from TM 225341 to TM 216336 along the northern bank of the River Stour in Arwarton parish. (S1) (S2) The eastern end of the sea bank is depicted on the map of Erwarton Estate by William Chapman dated 1770 (S3) and the rest of the bank is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey 25" map of 1881 (S4). It is likely that the whole length of sea bank was constructed at sometime before 1770. See ARW 046 for the short stretch of bank nearby. (S5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1492 3069-3072 10-MAY-1946.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1937 1250-1251 18-JAN-1947.
  • <S3> Map: Chapman, W.. 1770. Estate of Doweger Lady Chedworth in Erwarton. Traced from original.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. 1881.
  • <S5> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 03/12/03.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 7 2013 1:46PM

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