Record Details

NHER Number:26707
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two tank trap

Summary

A World War Two tank trap is visible as an earthwork bank on 1944 and 1946 aerial photographs. The part of the bank in Hunstanton parish measured about 1.3km long; a continuing section in Holme next the Sea was over 2km long. Located alongside a natural watercourse, it was probably constructed from upcast from the channel.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 69071 42957
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:HOLME NEXT THE SEA, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2001. NMP.
A bank is visible on 1944 and 1946 aerial photographs (S1)-(S2) running alongside a natural watercourse, between TF 6966 4346 and TF 6879 4264, for approximately 1.3km. The banks are made up of spoil heaps which resulted from a deepening of the natural channel around World War Two, to form a tank trap running slightly inland along this section of coast. There are banks on both sides of the channel for most of the length of this feature, but an offshoot of the bank continues in fragmentary form from TF 6900 4267 to TF 6894 4232. The feature continues to the east into Holme next the Sea parish for some 2.5km. This section is recorded as NHER 26701.
A. Hunt (NMP), 18 January 2001.

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. 1944. RAF 106G/LA 67 Frames 3135-3138 02-DEC-1944 (NMR).
<S2>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK 1571 Frame 3053 7-JUN-1946.

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