Has been described as a Questionable Artillery Fort

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishClenchwarton

The site of a low mound which was razed by Norfolk County Council in 1936. Pottery, partly glazed and partly not, probably Medieval (circa 16th century) and fragments of Bellarmine jars were found. Numerous cockle shells suggest an old boiling site. (PastScape)

The mounds may have been utilised as platforms for buildings, a farmstead, coastal defences, lookouts or even as a small quayside or harbour. The southern mound appears to have had a multi-phase occupation, which may be related to salt processing, farming and fishing. Equally the finds might indicate a military or militia occupation of this strategic point in the 16th and 17th centuries, perhaps relating to the Armada or Civil War periods. (Norfolk HER)

Gatehouse Comments

A complex site of earthworks and cropmarks, possibly originally saltern mounds and works and just possibly utilised and modified to be an Armada coastal defences, although the evidence for that suggestion is weak.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTF599231
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