Record Details

NHER Number:41581
Type of record:Monument
Name:Remains of post war bomb disposal railway

Summary

The Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey, undertaken in 2004, recorded at least eleven sections of iron railway track with iron sleepers in this area. This railway was used in the post war period during mine and bomb disposal. Explosive devices were collected and then transported using the railway to areas on the beach where controlled explosions could take place.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 28543 38684
Map Sheet:TG23NE
Parish:TRIMINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May to November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey. Context 460.
At least eleven sections of iron railway track with iron sleepers were recorded. Where measurable, the tracks were 0.6m apart. The railway was used in the post war period during mine and bomb disposal. Explosive devices were collected and then transported using the railway to areas on the beach where controlled explosions could take place. (S1).
Building material had fallen from the clifftop, including flint cobble wall and bricks, some of which may have come from post medieval buildings or garden walls.
See assessment report (S2) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
J. Allen (NLA), 25 April 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RAILWAY (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>*Verbal Communication: 2004. Mundesley Museum.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1045.

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