Monument record BNT 052 - Post Medieval flood defence bank, visible on aerial photographs.

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A Post Medieval flood defence bank is visible on aerial photographs in Seafield Bay on the River Stour, Brantham parish


Grid reference Centred TM 11837 33196 (929m by 377m)
Map sheet TM13SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A sea bank of Post-Medieval date are visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs, centred on circa TM118331 in Seafield Bay on the north bank of the River Stour, Brantham parish. The bank is just over 1km long, and is irregular in form which may suggest that it has been breached and repaired several times. It is marked on the Ordnance Survey first edition maps of 1882, placing its construction in the Post-Medieval period or earlier. (S1, S2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1937 1268-9 18-JAN-1947.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. 1882.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 11:24AM

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