Record Details

NHER Number:41483
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval breakwater or harbour wall


A harbour wall or breakwater built of 17th or 18th century brick was noted in 2004.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 91972 43778
Map Sheet:TF94SW

Full description

May-November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Inter-tidal survey (Environmental Zone 10), Context 781:
A brick harbour wall was recorded in the eastern part of Wells harbour. It was constructed from hand made bricks, possibly of 17th or 18th century date.
See assessment report (S1) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
J. Allen (NLA), 18 April 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • BREAKWATER (16th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD? to 1799 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Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005.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.

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