Record Details

NHER Number:19439
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two defensive structures

Summary

The remains of a World War Two pillbox recorded on cliff edge and eroded onto the beach.
A group of World War Two coastal defences were mapped near this location during the NMP from wartime photography under NHER 38625, which included several pillboxes, a searchlight emplacement and a possible underground structure. See record NHER 38625 for full details.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1117 4372
Map Sheet:TG14SW
Parish:WEYBOURNE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

August 1983. Visited.
Post medieval defensive structure: underground bunker. Originally resembling NHER 19438 close to the southwest. In eroded cliff face. Part remains in cliff, brick and concrete chamber. Part fallen on to beach below, concrete double chamber, with fragment further west, and huge slabs on east side of promontory. These will probably soon be carried further by winter sea.
E. Rose (NAU), 18 August 1983.

However, after storms of winter 1993-4 the section on the beach remains, but that in the cliff has disappeared!
E. Rose (NLA), 18 July 1994.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Fragments of pillbox at cliff foot, to northeast of NHER 19438. Date 1940.
Survey Number D2-33.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

May 2004. Norfolk NMP.
A group of World War Two coastal defences were mapped near this location during the NMP from wartime photography under NHER 38625. It is likely that the pillbox recorded above formed part of this group, which includes several pillboxes, a searchlight emplacement and a possible underground structure. See record NHER 38625 for full details.
S. Massey (NMP), 10 May 2004.

December 2004. Land-based fieldwork phase of the Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey. NHER 41015, context 1.
World War Two brick and concrete pillbox with a detached blast wall. As it is located on the very edge of the cliff top (at TG 11180 43679) it is very vulnerable to cliff erosion and collapse.
See (S1) for further details.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 5 December 2007.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1143 D-E.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CLQ 6.

Related records

41014Part of: Post medieval and World War Two features and structures (Monument)
38625Related to: World War Two coastal defences (Monument)

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