Record Details

NHER Number:26685
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two beach defence

Summary

Line of World War Two scaffolding beach defence visible on 1944 RAF aerial photographs. Material from it was found in 2004 by the Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey (see NHER 41569).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6688 4052
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

August 2002. Norfolk NMP.
A stretch of World War Two date defensive scaffolding is visible on aerial photographs, joining Hunstanton Pier at TF 6699 4097 and terminating at the beach at TF 6677 4006. This invasion defence is removed in the immediate post war period as it is only visible on the 1944 RAF aerial photographs (S1) and has been removed by 1946.
S. Massey (NMP), 27 August 2002.

See NHER 41569 for material found during the Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey.
See (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 13 April 2005.

Monument Types

  • 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 4128-9 02-DEC-1944 (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Unpublished Document: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S.. 2005.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..

Related records

41569Related to: Material from World War Two beach defences (Monument)

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