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.

August 2000. Field Observation and Desk-based Assessment.
Site visited and considered as part of archaeological assessment of Holkham Estate.
See report (S1) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 22 April 2015.

(S2) 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.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Holkham.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2000. The Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Archaeological Survey (Final Report). Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 532.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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