Record Details

NHER Number:32564
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two Type 22 pillbox and slit trench near Mill Cottage


A World War Two Type 22 pillbox survives as an extant building northeast of Mill Cottage. It is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards, when it was protected on its west side by a substantial slit trench. It was one of several anti-invasion defences sited in this area, and would have formed part of the line of defences established along the River Ant during World War Two.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3277 2683
Map Sheet:TG32NW

Full description

Common, 1940 type 22 pill box, completely overgrown.
Survey No. H2-12.
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 3275 2682 to TG 3278 2683.

The World War Two Type 22 pillbox described above is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs (S1)-(S2). In 1946, it was protected on its west side by a substantial slit trench, visible then as an earthwork but since levelled. The latter was cut into a possible mill mound (NHER 15893) at its north end.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 4 January 2007.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22) (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SLIT TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 5084-6 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 3226A, TG 3326A).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72111 083-4 02-MAY-1972.

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