A group of postholes and metal hooks

A group of postholes and metal hooks (81844)



A group of rock cut postholes and metal hooks, suggestive of a canopy or shelter perhaps associated with the use of two nearby rock cut bathing pools. There are approximately 9 rock cut postholes of varying size and approximately 25 iron hooks in varying degrees of good and broken condition. The postholes were arranged in two lines and a larger on in the middle. The metal hooks were arranged around the postholes, so were likely used to tie down a shelter. It has been suggested that this is linked to the 2nd Earl Grey's family who owned the nearby bathing house and rock cut bathing pools.

Post-Medieval (1540 - 1901), Uncertain
Period comments

Early 19th Century

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Accessible - difficult terrain
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Date of survey
23rd May, 2016
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Active sea erosion
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Limited visibility (partial remains)
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Not applicable
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Is well known, Is well visited, Has local associations/history
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MClement's image
Some of the posthole by MClement
MClement's image
Iron hooks by MClement
MClement's image
The postholes by MClement