Record Details

NHER Number:18082
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox on railway embankment

Summary

A World War Two type 22 pillbox is located on the railway embankment to the west of the Swing Bridge over the River Waveney, Wheatacre Marshes. The structure is visible on aerial photographs and was present on the ground in 1996.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 4735 9682
Map Sheet:TM49NE
Parish:WHEATACRE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pill box. South side railway by swing bridge.
Polygonal, brick, built up solid from marsh to embankment level.
Small slits, central brick pillar, concrete top.
First noted by Pillbox Survey.
E. Rose (NAU), 28 April 1982.

See record form (S1) in file by source [1], who adds:
Common, type 22 pillbox, built 1940. Faces north-west.
Survey No. T1-5.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

THE CENTRAL GRID REFERENCE FOR THE SITE HAS BEEN CORRECTED FROM TM 4741 9678 TO TM 4735 9682.

May 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two type 22 pillbox is located on the railway embankment to the west of the Swing Bridge over the River Waveney, Wheatacre Marshes. The structure is visible on aerial photographs (S2) and is located at TM 4735 9682. Two lines of barbed wire obstructions were erected either side of the railway, se NHER 43666 for details.
S. Massey (NMP), 17 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey record form.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/UK/1707 4251-2 29-AUG-1946 (NMR).

Related records

43666Related to: Site of World War Two barbed wire obstruction, Wheatacre Marshes (Monument)

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