Record Details

NHER Number:13799
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

During an excavation carried out by the NAU in 1970, see NHER 1016, the concrete base of a polygonal World War Two pillbox was revealed. Medieval pottery has been found on the site.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 7028 2203
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:GRIMSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1970.
During excavations on site NHER 1016, trial trench dug west of road here revealed only modern build up above natural.
East of road, building trenches revealed only topsoil with no finds above natural.
Information from D. Edwards (NAU) 1978.

The excavation revealed also a concrete polygonal base, confirmed by local people as having been a pill box.
Information from A. Rogerson (NAU) 5 August 1986.

However, (S1) states that large quantities of medieval pottery were found west of the road.
E. Rose (NLA) 15 July 1994.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Leah, M. et al.. 1994. The Late Saxon and Medieval Pottery Industry of Grimston, Norfolk: Excavations 1962 to 92.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 64. p11.

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