Record Details

NHER Number:18475
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox


A World War Two hexagonal concrete type 22 pillbox, its brick facing now stripped. Built in about 1940, it formed part of the anti invasion defences of the time. Aerial photographs taken in 1946 show what is thought to be a searchlight battery to the west of the pillbox, but no trace of this is visible today.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1417 8748
Map Sheet:TM18NW

Full description

On common.
Concrete polygonal pill box.
Original information from Pillbox Survey.
Grid reference by E. Rose (NAU), 27 October 1982.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Common World War II type 22c pillbox. Brick facing now stripped.
Survey No. R4-1.
D.Walker (NLA), July 1996.

February 1946.
RAF aerial photograph shows pill box with a series of circular structures to west.
One large circular structure with at least five small gun emplacement type structures, two joined. Thought to be a searchlight battery. Information from [2].
B. Cushion (OS), 11 November 1998.

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: 1946. [unknown]. TM18/TM1486/A.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

Related records - none

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