Record Details

NHER Number:56257
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of South Gate


The site of the southern gate in the Great Yarmouth town defences.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 5252 0670
Map Sheet:TG50NW

Full description

This is the site of the southern gate in the Great Yarmouth town defences. A wooden semaphore station once sat atop the south gates. This was the terminal of the Admiralty's telegraph network line from London to Great Yarmouth and was used to send naval commands from the Admiralty in London to the fleet stationed here.
See (S1) and illustration in file (S2).
W. Arnold (HES), 31 January 2011.

Monument Types

  • GATE TOWER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GATEHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEMAPHORE STATION (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 50 NW 4.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.
<S2>Illustration: Illustration of Yarmouth Old South Gates..

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