Record Details

NHER Number:25457
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two anti-tank barrier on High Bridge

Summary

An anti-tank barrier was constructed on High Bridge during World War II, likely about 1940. Two concrete sockets survive on either side of the roadway on both sides of the bridge. These would have supported the ends of the barrier and are a rare survival. Records indicate that there were also two spigot mortars located at the bridge, but no remains have been identified during survey.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6697 1352
Map Sheet:TF61SE
Parish:WORMEGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1989. Field Observation. Defensive Structures Survey.
Tank trap. 1940. Rare.
Two concrete sockets in roadway to support ends of barrier remain on south approach of bridge. Other fragments thrown onto bank.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 11 September 1989.

February 2001. Field observation. Defensive Structures Survey.
Concrete sockets for anti-tank rails are visible on either side of the bridge. See sketch plan (S2). These represent a simple road block on a minor stop line.
The concrete sockets were in poor condition at the time of survey.
There were also two spigot mortars here, but no signs were visible during the survey.
Information from (S2).
D. Gurney (NAU), 5 February 2001.
Amended H. Hamilton (HES), 30 August 2017.

Monument Types

  • TANK TRAP (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey. B3-2.
<S2>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey. J1-006.

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