Record Details

NHER Number:25493
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox


A World War Two pillbox stands here. It is one of six to survive around the perimeter track of Swanton Morley airfield.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9930 1852
Map Sheet:TF91NE

Full description

1989. Field Observation
A polygonal pillbox constructed of concrete coated in brick. Ruinous.
E. Rose (NAU), 11 October 1989.

January 1994. Field Observation.
Identified as a common World War II Type 22, 1940 pillbox in good condition. Brick shuttered (600mm thick).
See record form (S1) in file by source [1].
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

2002. Field Observation.
One of six standard hexagonal type 22 pillboxes to survive around the perimeter track of Swanton Morley airfield (NHER 2830). This example is located in a hedgerow on the north side of a disused, overgrown track (probably a crash exit). There has been some erosion of the brick exterior, but the interior is well preserved.
Information from (S2) in secondary file.
D. Robertson (NLA), 13 March 2006.

May 2008. Norfolk NMP.
This pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S3) and forms part of the western perimeter defences for Swanton Morley airfield (NHER 2830).
S. Massey (NMP), 13 May 2008.

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>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Bamford, H.. 2002. MPP Sites Report..
<s3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/51 5124-6 31-JAN-1946 (NMR).

Related records

2830Part of: Swanton Morley Airfield (Monument)
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