Record Details

NHER Number:17498
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two Type 22 pillbox

Summary

A World War Two Type 22 pillbox survives as an extant structure on the southern bank of the River Chet at Loddon. It has been recorded on the ground, is visible on aerial photographs, and is depicted by modern Ordnance Survey maps. It was probably sited to defend the river crossing 50m to its east.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3608 9903
Map Sheet:TM39NE
Parish:LODDON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pillbox.
Hexagonal, concrete over brick.
Interior brick blast wall.
Now fitted with wire mesh door presumably not original.
On river bank behind mill.
First noted by Pillbox Survey.
Checked by E. Rose (NAU) 20 August 1981.

See (S1) in file by source [1], who adds:
Common World War Two type 22 pillbox in willows to west of Loddon Mill covering road.
Survey No. S2-3.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

July 2007. Norfolk NMP.
The World War Two Type 22 pillbox described above is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs (S2), at TM 3608 9903. It is also depicted by modern Ordnance Survey mapping.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 17 July 2007.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22) (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1981. OS/81109 026-7 29-SEP-1981 (NMR).

Related records - none

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