Record Details

NHER Number:6303
Type of record:Monument
Name:Telegraph Hill


A signal station is marked here on old Ordnance Survey maps. This is thought to be Napoleonic. Structures perhaps associated with it can be seen on aerial photographs. Late World War Two features can also be seen.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1022 4237
Map Sheet:TG14SW

Full description

Approximate site of old signal house shown on (S1).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

E. Rose (NAU).

October 2003. Norfolk NMP.
Structure and earthworks mapped (NHER 38379), centred on TG 1030 4248. These mainly appear to be World War Two in date, although elements may be earlier, such as a rectangular banked and ditched area. This encloses the highest point of Telegraph Hill. It was suggested that this may relate to any earlier signalling structures on the hill, especially as the summit would seem the obvious location rather than on the lower slopes.
S. Massey (NMP), 19 November 2003.

Monument Types

  • SIGNAL STATION (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.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Kelling.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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