Shingle Street 28 – Oxley Marshes

Oxley Marshes 1, Shingle Street, December 2019

Shingle Street doesn’t appear on any 18th century maps.  Where the hamlet now stands was a bleak, deserted, curve of coast facing the sun: on one side the sea and shifting shingle banks of Hollesley Bay; and on the other a stretch of marshland along the river and beyond it the Sandlings, heaths, poor sandy soil that gave the farmers only hard work for little return.

Oxley Marshes 2, Shingle Street, December 2019
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