Record Details

NHER Number:27795
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated earthen bank

Summary

An undated bank is visible on aerial photographs taken during the 1940s. It may have been associated with post medieval land reclamation and drainage.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 04826 44934
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:CLEY NEXT THE SEA, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2003. Norfolk NMP.
An earthwork bank of unknown date can be seen on RAF aerial photographs from 1946 (S1) and 1945 (S2). It is centred on TG0482 4493, running for about 200m, between NGR TG0472 4492 and TG0492 4494. It is presumably connected to land reclamation and sea defence in the area and could therefore be of post medieval date, but this is not certain.
H. Clare (NMP), 20 March 2003.

December 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Land-based survey; Cley, Salthouse and Kelling fresh-marshes, Context 2:
Grass-covered bank, aligned east-to-west, between TG 04813 44947 and TG 04863 44951.
See assessment report (S3) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 5 December 2007. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1701 3085-6 27-APR-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/403 3042 18-JUN-1945 (NMR).
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005.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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