Record Details

NHER Number:23977
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A quite rare type 20/2 polygonal concrete pillbox, part of the anti-invasion defences of 1940.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 91264 44206
Map Sheet:TF94SW
Parish:WELLS NEXT THE SEA, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pill box. At angle of old sea bank.
Apparently polygonal, concrete with offset entrance (seen only from distance. Concrete projecting from bank behind may only be an outflow from the sewage works).
E. Rose (NAU), 1 September 1987.

Pill box survey list states that the concrete in the bank is in fact a second pill box. This seems unusual so near to the first. Was it checked at close hand?
E. Rose (NAU), 2 September 1987.

The reference to the second pill box may in fact be intended to relate to NHER 32437.
See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Quite rare, type 20/2 pillbox, date 1940/41. Foundation raft now visible.
Survey No. C3-8.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Pillbox mapped for NMP by A. Miller (Suffolk County Council). No photograph reference given at the time, but this pillbox is visible on Environment Agency 2002 aerial photographs (S1) and RAF 1946 aerial photographs (S2).
H. Clare (NMP), 11 October 2002.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Kent, P.. 1995. KHH 7A.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: 2002. EA Anglian Coast AF/02C/337 Run 033 Frame 5646-7 19-JUL-2002 (EA).
<S2>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1701 4094-5 27-AUG-1946 (Norfolk SMR TF 9143B&A).

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