Record Details

NHER Number:32478
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two spigot mortar base

Summary

A World War Two spigot mortar emplacement is visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1952. It is still in place today, but lying on its side.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0857 4421
Map Sheet:TG04SE
Parish:SALTHOUSE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Common spigot mortar base gun emplacement, situated about 50m northwest of ruined pill box (NHER 16006).
Survey No. D2-6.
Information from [1]. See record form in file.
D.Walker (NLA) July 1996.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Possible trace of spigot mortar emplacement visible on 1952 RAF aerial photographs (S1) at TG 0856 4421. A circular feature 1m in diameter is visible, although it is not particularly clear. It is next to a rectangular structure, possibly a pillbox or similar defensive position (part of NHER 27810).
S. Massey (NMP), 20 March 2003.

April 2004.
Now lying on its side at northwest point of Gramborough Hill.
E. Rose (NLA), 13 April 2004.

Monument Types

  • SPIGOT MORTAR EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Kent, P.. 1994. KHG 27.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1952. RAF 58/844 5023-4 21-MAR-1952 (NMR).

Related records

32479Related to: World War Two anti-tank cubes (Monument)
32472Related to: World War Two pillbox (Monument)

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