Record Details

NHER Number:19707
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval sluice


A post medieval timber sluice at the old outlet of the Hundred Stream into the sea is marked at this site on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map made in 1838. An alignment of wooden stakes has been recorded here. The stakes are probably made of birch.

[2] later reported an extra 9m (10 yards) possibly on southwest arm.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4820 2246
Map Sheet:TG42SE

Full description

1921. Revealed at exceptionally low tide.
Timber sluice. Not shown on (S1) but marked as 'floodgate' on (S2).
Information from [1], whose father saw it.
A. Gregory (NAU), 10 November 1983.

19 February 1985. Visit. On beach immediately east of above and above normal high water mark.
Alignment of stakes about 50cm wide, aligned with coast (northwest to southeast), length 31m, at southeast end turning at 90 degrees and continuing for 5m to southwest. Stakes, probably birch, diameter 4 to 10cm set in degraded concrete or mortar, in all about 80cm wide. 30m to northwest an area of in situ peat, also just above high water mark, about 30m across.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 19 February 1985.

[2] later reported an extra 9m (10 yards) possibly on southwest arm.

Monument Types

  • SLUICE GATE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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