Record Details

NHER Number:32464
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two anti-tank cubes


World War Two anti-tank cubes blocking entrance to and from fields and Salthouse village, on RAF aerial photographs from 1946. Two of the cubes can be seen today and were encountered during the Coastal Survey conducted by the NAU in 2004.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0738 4395
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

Two anti-tank blocks (date 1940), lying on their sides in marsh to north of A149.
Survey No. D1-18.
Information from [1]. See record form in file.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
World War Two anti-tank cubes and barriers blocking the entrance to and from fields and Salthouse village on RAF aerial photographs from 1946 (S1). Two cubes are positioned at TG 0738 4395 and TG 0738 4395. Each cube has a barrier running from it towards the road. The tank cubes can now be found within the field to the north.
S. Massey (NMP), 21 March 2003.

December 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Land-based survey; Cley, Salthouse and Kelling fresh-marshes, Context 18:
One of three groups of two concrete anti-tank blocks. The others are NHER 32479 and NHER 32481.
See assessment report (S2) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 6 December 2007. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1701 3042-3 27-AUG-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 0744A, TG 0844A).
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1045.

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