Coastal Fish Weir at the Northern End of the Nass
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Essex County Council
Maldon District Council
OV10001000 (599954, 211038)
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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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