Great Yarmouth town walls, Great Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth

Medieval town walls, just over a mile long with eleven surviving towers. Work started in 1276 and took more than a century to complete. Some of the masonry is in fair condition; other sections of upstanding town walls owned by the Borough Council, and areas in multiple separate ownership, are at risk from loss, particularly at high level. The Borough Council has secured a Historic England Heritage at Risk Repair Grant to support a phased programme of repairs starting in summer 2018 and finishing in spring 2021.

Great Yarmouth town walls,  Great Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Town walls
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1003782
    Local Planning Authority:
    Great Yarmouth
    Site Type:
    Defence > Town defences

Location

    Building Name:
    Great Yarmouth town walls
    Street Number:
    2-3
    Street Name:
    Dene Street
    Locality:
    Great Yarmouth
    County:
    Norfolk
    District / Borough:
    Great Yarmouth
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Great Yarmouth
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, 3 CAs