Record Details

NHER Number:41423
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:World War Two remains on Hunstanton beach

Summary

In 2004 the Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey found fragments of World War Two concrete scattered along a 650m stretch of beach. All were located close to the base of the cliffs, having probably fallen from the cliff top. If they did come from the cliff top, it is likely that they were once part of World War Two military installations (NHER 26938, for example).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 67322 41649
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May to November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey. Contexts 46 and 1111.
Two scatters of reinforced and non-reinforced concrete fragments were found loose along the beach, forming a 20m wide spread at the base of the cliffs. It is unlikely that they were in-situ, having probably fallen from the cliff top.
They were the remains of a World War Two military installation (coastal battery NHER 26938).
See (S1).
J. Allen (NLA), 14 April 2005.

These fragments of concrete almost certainly relate to the coastal battery (NHER 26938) recorded on the clifftop.
A. Cattermole (HES), 14 October 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: NAU. 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Context Sheet.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S.. 2005. NAU Report No. 1045. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design..

Related records

26938Part of: Hunstanton World War Two Coastal Battery (Monument)
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