Record Details

NHER Number:26694
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two beach scaffolding and a barbed wire obstruction

Summary

A long stretch of World War Two beach scaffolding and a barbed wire obstruction is visible on 1944 aerial photographs. The scaffolding defended both Old Hunstanton and Holme next the Sea.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6892 4338
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:HOLME NEXT THE SEA, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2001. NMP.
Length of scaffolding running along this section of coast, with some sections located in the inter-tidal zone. Visible on 1944 aerial photographs (S1). Part of the World War Two coastal defences in this part of the country. Scaffolding runs from TF 6792 4242 to TF 6991 4410, crossing into Holme next the Sea parish. A length of barbed wire obstruction runs from the end of the scaffolding at TF 6991 4410 to TF 6983 4395, completeing this section of beach defence.
A. Hunt (NMP), 16 January 2001.

Monument Types

  • BARBED WIRE OBSTRUCTION (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • BEACH DEFENCE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/LA 67 4130-4131, 4135 02-DEC-1944 (NMR).
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/LA 67 Frames 3135-3138 02-DEC-1944 (NMR).

Related records

26701Related to: Site of a World War Two pillbox on Holme Beach (Monument)

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