Record Details

NHER Number:27148
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval sea defence bank


A post medieval sea defence bank is visible on aerial photographs running, alongside the Stiffkey Sluices.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 98990 44078
Map Sheet:TF94SE

Full description

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
A post medieval sea defence bank is visible on 1946 RAF aerial photographs (S1), running alongside the Stiffkey Sluices. This large earthwork sea defence bank runs from TF 9875 4404 to TF 9904 4411, measuring 320m long and approximately 12.5m across. This feature may date to the seventeenth to eighteenth centuries, although it may be date to later in the post medieval period. Map evidence would probably be able to define this date more accurately. The depiction on the 1st edition map (1838, 1 inch) (S2) is not sufficiently clear to tell whether it is an actual embankment that is being depicted, although a linear feature is marked.
S. Massey (NMP), 1 November 2002.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEA DEFENCES (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1430 3015-7 16-APR-1946 (Norfolk SMR TF 9844B, TF 9944A).
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1838. OS 1 inch 1st edition, sheet 68 (1838 - railways inserted 1887).

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