Record Details

NHER Number:32562
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two defences, including spigot mortar pedestal, southwest of Honing Bridge


A World War Two Type 24 pillbox survives as an extant structure on the south bank of the North Walsham to Dilham canal (NHER 13534). It is visible on aerial photographs and is also depicted by modern Ordnance Survey mapping. It would have formed part of the line of defences established along the River Ant during World War Two.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3267 2715
Map Sheet:TG32NW

Full description

Common 1940 spigot mortar gun emplacement, set low in hedge line close to two screw pickets.
Survey No. H2-10.
Information from [1]. See record form in file.
D.Walker (NLA) July 1996.

January 2007. Norfolk NMP.
NMP mapping has led to the alteration of the central grid reference of the site from TG 3266 2714 to TG 3268 2715.

Two possible candidates for the spigot mortar pedestal described are visible as structures and earthworks on aerial photographs (S1)-(S2). At TG 3266 2715 is a possible circular concrete structure or pad; at TG 3269 2715 is a pit with a possible structure at its centre. It may be that the pedestal relates to one of these features. Whether both or neither of the mapped features is defensive is not clear.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 4 January 2007.

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. KHF 13 - 14.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1636 4372-3 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1955. RAF 540/1723 (F21) 0029-30 04-OCT-1955 (NMR).

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