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Compartment Information

Name: Stokesby and Mautby Marshes
Number: 10
Location: Mautby Marshes

Compartment Status Information

  Preliminary Appraisal
Planning Approval
Construction Works
In progress


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Compartment Description

Compartment 10 includes a 13175m stretch of floodbank, protecting the marshes around Stokesby and Mautby, on the left bank of the River Bure from Stokesby to Great Yarmouth Bure Park. Within this compartment there are several historical sites such as Grade II listed buildings Bure Reach (formerly Glebe Farm), Runham Swim North Drainage Mill, and Mautby Marsh Mill House. Also included are Stokesby Old Hall Mill, Bure Cottage, Caister Three Mile House steam drainage pump, Caister West and Black Mill as well as three post medieval, former ferry crossings (Mautby, Stokesby and Runham Swim). Archaeological findings recorded are a Neolithic axe head, Iron Age remains, sites of Roman salt works and a World War II crash site and bomb craters.

Improvement works along the floodbank began in 2007 and are forecast to be completed in 2009. Most of the works involve online strengthening and installation of erosion protection (piling and gabion mattresses) at appropriate locations.

There are lots of opportunities for walking within the compartment as a public footpath runs along the floodbank from Stokesby to the Bure Park recreation. There are also six other footpaths that run across the marshes, linking with the footpath along the floodbank creating a series of circular walks. There is a stretch of Broads Authority 24-hour moorings adjacent to the village green in Stokesby and informal mooring areas at Dove House Farm, Mautby Marsh Farm and Three Mile House. Within Stokesby there are also two areas for private mooring, one adjacent to The Ferry public house and another immediately downstream. These are primarily used by the patrons of The Ferry and short stay summer visitors. Angling is possible throughout the compartment, either from the banks or a boat. The River Bure upstream of Stokesby is particularly popular for boat fishing due to the poor quality of fishing downstream of the Stacey Arms in Stokesby where the river is strongly affected by tidal salt water. The Bure Park recreation ground, located at the downstream end of the compartment, provides excellent facilities for families to enjoy such as a childrens play area, picnic site and pitch and putt golf.

Click here to read about the planning application for Compartment 10

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