|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||World War Two anti-tank ditch|
Earthworks of large World War Two anti-tank ditch protecting a gap in the cliffs at Weybourne. A series of pillboxes, barbed wire defences and trenches (NHER 19440 and 38577) surrounded this tank trap.
|Grid Reference:||TG 1283 4358|
|Parish:||UPPER SHERINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Very rare anti-tank ditch, situated at cliff edge blocking low entrance to beach. Could be World War Two or earlier.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.
April 2004, Norfolk NMP. (Central grid reference altered from TG1275 4357 to TG 1281 4356).
The earthworks of large World War Two anti-tank ditch protecting a gap in the cliffs at Weybourne, are visible on aerial photographs from 1940 (S2). The site is centred on TG 1281 4356. The broad ditch, 7m wide, runs from TG 1269 4360 to TG 1292 4360. A 7m wide bank of up-cast material flanks this ditch to the south. A series of pillboxes, barbed wire defences and trenches (NHER 19440 and 38577) surrounded this tank trap.
For a full discussion of this site within its World War Two context refer to NHER 38577.
S. Massey (NMP), 1 April 2004.
E. Rose (NLA), 13 April 2004.
May-November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Inter-tidal survey (Environmental Zone 13), Context 238:
A World War Two anti-tank ditch was found just to the south of the cliff edge (from TG 12765, 43591 to TG 12913, 43592). It was partly infilled, with backfill deposits visible in the cliff face. It measured around 150m long by 10m wide by 3m deep.
See assessment report (S3) for further details (incorrectly listed as NHER 38205).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
J. Allen (NLA), 22 April 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.
- TANK TRAP (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Photograph: Kent, P.. 1994. KHD 31. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey. |
|<S2>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. RAF 268A/BR/183 9-10 17-DEC-1940 (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||Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005.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. |
|38579||Related to: Site of World War Two coastal defences (Monument)|
|38577||Related to: Site of World War Two defensive structures (Monument)|
|38611||Related to: Site of World War Two military structures (Monument)|
|38578||Related to: World War Two rifle range (Monument)|
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