The Mount, Great Yarmouth Town Defences

  • Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
  • OSGB – TG 5266 0733


Coastal battery, bastion outwork originally measuring 200ft long and 50ft high and built against the town wall. Held 10 guns.


1569                            Built to guard against a Spanish invasion.

1588                            Surveyed by Sir Thomas Leighton and modified, including a 15ft high brick bastion with scarp.

1714                            Portion within the town wall was levelled when St. Georges chapel was built.

1980                            Field Investigation.


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