Record Details

NHER Number:36036
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval sea bank


An earthwork bank behind the sand dunes was observed during a survey carried out by the NAU in 2000. The bank is a post medieval sea defence bank and is associated with another bank, NHER 36028.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8715 4518
Map Sheet:TF84NE

Full description

2000. Field Observation and Desk-based Assessment.
Site identified during archaeological assessment of Holkham Estate.
Low grassy bank behind dunes. Associated with NHER 36028.
See report (S1) for further details.
K. Penn (NAU), 2 March 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 April 2015.

1993. Environment Agency air photography, (S2).
Visible as earthwork.
A. Miller (Suffolk CC NMP).
D. Gurney (NLA), 13 February 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


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2000. The Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Archaeological Survey (Final Report). Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 532.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Environment Agency. 1993. 1993 Run 32 (591) Frame 242.

Related records

36028Related to: Post medieval sea defence (Monument)
36030Related to: Sea bank of unknown date (Monument)

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