Record Details

NHER Number:26705
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two beach defences


The remains of a scaffold structure, probably part of the coastal defences constructed during World War Two, has been recorded on the ground and on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7325 4541
Map Sheet:TF74NW

Full description

January 2001. NMP.
An L-shaped structure is visible in the intertidal zone at TF 7325 4541 on 1972 APs (S1). It is unclear as to what exactly it was, as it is somewhat damaged. It is approximately 4m wide x 5.5m long. The structure is most likely to be maritime debris, or part of a building, although its form and date are not clear from the APs.
A. Hunt (NMP), 30 January 2001.

May-November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Inter-tidal survey (Environmental Zone 7), Context 676:
Found partly embedded in beach sand.
The remains of a scaffold structure, including a section of clamped poles, surrounded by a spread of black/?iron concretions. It was probably Second World War or post-war in date.
See assessment report (S2) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
J. Allen (NLA), 14 April 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • STRUCTURE (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • BEACH DEFENCE? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: Fairey Surveys Ltd. 1971. (Fairey Surveys Ltd) 7181 Frames 5674-5675 06-SEP-1971.
<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Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005.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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