Coastal Fish Weir at the Northern End of the Nass


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Early Medieval

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County Council

Essex County Council

District Council

Maldon District Council



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Grid Reference

OV10001000 (599954, 211038)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.7618, 0.89785

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A coastal fish weir located at the mouth of Tollesbury Fleet, around 600 metres south-east of Old Hall Marshes. The site was first recorded by Mr Ron Hall, a local amateur archaeologist, in 1993, and was later photographed from the air by a member of the AAG of Essex County Council. The weir is V-shaped, with walls of upright timbers converging on a long narrow structure, also of timber, which forms an elongated trap area. The upright timbers are infilled with panels of hurdling, which may also have formed a walkway providing access to the trap areas of the structure. Radiocarbon dating of timbers produced a date range of AD 664-882. Scheduled.

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