Record Details

NHER Number:26787
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two anti tank cubes

Summary

Two rows of four anti tank cubes can be seen on aerial photographs of this area taken in the 1940s. Two of these cubes can still be seen embedded in the sea defence wall.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7707 4447
Map Sheet:TF74SE
Parish:BRANCASTER, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2001. NMP.
Two rows of four anti tank cubes can be seen as a structure at TF 7707 4447 on 1945 aerial photographs (S1). They are located on an earthwork bank (NHER 26777), alongside a road. These would have formed part of the World War Two defences in this area.
A. Hunt (NMP), 31 January 2001.

May-November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey. Context 737.
Two Second World War anti tank blocks and fifteen steel reinforcing rods were visible embedded in the eastern face of a modern sea defence bank [context 810, NHER 26777] (between TF 77073 44483 and TF 77073 44478). They were probably in situ.
See (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 15 April 2005.

Monument Types

  • TANK TRAP (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK 476 Frms 4106-4107 6-JUN-1945 (NMR).
<S2>Unpublished Document: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S.. 2005. NAU Report No. 1045. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design..

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