Record Details

NHER Number:27081
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval or modern bank

Summary

A bank is visible on aerial photographs on the south side of Blakeney Point, located to the southeast of the 'Watch House', and presumably forms some form of protection for this building. It seems likely that this is either of post medieval or possibly early modern date.

Images - none

Location

Parish:BLAKENEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
A bank forming the shape of a 'Z'/zig-zag is visible on RAF 1953 floodlight aerial photographs (S1), also the northern two stretches are also visible on OS 1973 aerial photographs (S2). There seems to be a slight ditch running on the eastern side. The bank runs from NGR TG0227 4596 to TG0228 4593 to TG0225 4592 to TG0225 4590. It is on the south side of Blakeney Point, located to the southeast of the ‘'atch House', and presumably forms some form of protection for this building. It seems likely that this is either of post medieval or possibly early modern date. There also appears to be some form of much less clearly defined embankment on the other two sides of the Watch House. It runs from the Point passed the North and West sides of the Watch house and appears to join this zig-zag bank at TG0225 4592, but this may be natural dune formation, it is however hard to determine from the aerial photographs available.
H. Clare (NMP), 16 October 2002.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • SEA DEFENCES (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1953. RAF 540/1007 0046 03-FEB-1953 (SMR floodlight TG04/TG0246/G).
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1973. OS/73256 083-084 06-JUN-1973 (SMR).

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