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
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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


  • 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