Record Details

NHER Number:1796
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval sea wall


An early 18th century sea wall, part of a wider system of drainage and embankment carried out in the 18th century to reclaim the coastal marshes.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 893 447
Map Sheet:TF84SE

Full description

Area north of Old Sea Wall reclaimed 1722.
E. Rose (NAU).

Bank stands to about 2 to 3m above surrounding land, with a berm on each side, flanked by ditches. Under grass.
Site form in file.
H. Paterson (A&E), March 1991.

(S1) shows the area north of the bank unclaimed, contrary to the first entry above.
A. Miller (Suffolk CC NMP).
D. Gurney (NLA), 13 February 2002.

See (S2) in file NHER 35996.
D. Gurney (NLA), 22 August 2002.

Monument Types

  • SEA DEFENCES (Unknown date)
  • SEA DEFENCES (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Unpublished Document: NAU. 2000. NAU Report No. 532. Holkham Estate Survey..

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