Record Details

NHER Number:41608
Type of record:Maritime
Name:19th century wreck, possibly of the Vigo


The wreck of a 19th century boat was recorded here by the Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey. There are records of at least two other 19th century wrecks along this coast (NHER 22884 and NHER 30728). It is unclear whether these are three or more wrecks or the same wreck recorded in different locations. One of the wrecks is the 19th century Vigo, a coal coaster which sunk on Hemsby beach killing all its crew.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 50646 17608
Map Sheet:TG51NW

Full description

May-November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Inter-tidal survey (Environmental Zone 22), Context 263:
Three leaning slightly curved timbers were recorded on the beach; they may have been part of a wreck. The wreck of the 'Vigo' has been previously recorded nearby (NHER 8658, 22884, and 30728).
See assessment report (S1) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
J. Allen (NLA), 26 April 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • WRECK (Unknown date)
  • WRECK (18th Century to 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005.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.

Related records

42493Related to: Possible wreck visible in 1940 on Hemsby beach (Maritime)

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