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John Shields

From Alan James – 27 March 2020

Comparing even the 1854 map with present ones, it’s clear the tide-line has receded, and sand has built up,

as much as a meter I’d guess, over the past 150 years or so, never mind 1000+.

Looking further at the map, the building of the quay and jetty and maybe excavation of the channel approaching it

could have modified the geography a bit, but the inlet near the field is where I see a possible fish-trap.

It happens to be a spot (not known to many) where I like to park my car and get down onto the sand.

I think the rounded inlet is still a noticeable feature, though much of it now above all but exceptional tides,

but it hadn’t occurred to me that it could have been a fish-trap until I thought about that mysterious name.