Record Details

NHER Number:27021
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval sea defence bank

Summary

Earthwork of post medieval sea defence bank, visible on Hunting Survey photographs from 1969.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8449 4487
Map Sheet:TF84SW
Parish:BURNHAM OVERY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Stretch of earthwork bank, visible on Hunting Survey photographs from 1969 (S1), running from TF 8448 4480 to TF 8449 4494, 137m long and 7.5m wide. It is likely to be part of the post-medieval sea defences and embankment of the salt marshes. The plan of the Burnham salt marshes produced in 1822 (S2), does indicate a linear in this location, although it looks quite dilapidated and appears in places to be crossed by creeks and channels. It may be that this bank is quite early in the marsh improvement schemes or that it was ineffective.
S. Massey (NMP), 3 October 2002.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEA DEFENCES (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: Hunting Surveys Ltd. 1969. HSL UK/69/949 0073-4 20-NOV-1969 (Norfolk SMR TF 8345A, TF 8445A).
<S2>Map: Palmer, H.R.. 1822. Plan of Burnham Marshes (see below for details).

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