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- HER number: MEL7921
- Site Name: Dunbar, Belhaven
- Grid Reference: 366349 679250
- Civil Parish:
- Summary: Sea wall constructed of WWII anti-tank blocks
- Description: (1) Scattered along the high tide line of the bay on the north side of Winterfield Golf Course are the remains of over 200 concrete anti-tank blocks. They appear to have been re-deposited to form a rough sea wall to prevent erosion of the low sand bank, many of the blocks are broken.
anti-tank cylinders, in two clumps at foot of raised shoreline, seen on 1947 aerial photographs. B174 4057-8 12/8/47.
Site recorded by GUARD during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, 'The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Coast of Fife' 15th February 1996.
(2) A coastal defence in the form of a rough sea wall has been constructed using ex-situ concrete WWII anti-tank blocks. The wall extends for over 100m along the coast edge and is up to 4 blocks deep. Further stretches of walling, using broken up concrete rubble. This is visible on 1962 and later AP's (OS 62/33 039 1/5/62, B739 998-9 30/7/73, B758 000 12/6/74).
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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- Associated Periods:
- (1) Unpublished document: James, H F. 1996. Coastal Assessment Survey: The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Border of Fife. 185.
- (2) Unpublished document: Moore, H and Wilson, G. 2006. Report on Coastal Zone Assessment Survey: East Lothian and Scottish Borders. site 27.