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GREAT YARMOUTH TOWN WALL

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The town wall was started in 1284, completed in the late 14th century and ceased having a defensive role in the late 18th century. Circa 23 ft high, 2238 yards long and encloses an area of 133 acres. There are several gunports in the South-East tower and the adjoining wall, dating to circa 1460. The defences were modified in 1587 when it was found that they were poorly kept. A rampart was added behind the walls from the South gate around to Blackfriars Gate. (see TG50NW27 for Civil War defences).

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