Record Details

NHER Number:32641
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two type 24 pillbox is buried up to its roof on the dunes at Waxham. 1946 aerial photographs indicate that a second structure was also present at this location. This may have been a further gun emplacement or similar defensive structure.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4411 2649
Map Sheet:TG42NW
Parish:SEA PALLING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Fairly common type 24 pill box, date 1940/41. Buried up to roof.
Survey No. H3-4.
Information from [1]. See record form in file.
D.Walker (NLA), July 1996.

THE CENTRAL POINT FOR THE SITE HAS BEEN ALTERED FROM TG 4414 2640 TO TG 4411 2649.

September 2005. Norfolk NMP.
The World War Two type 24 pillbox is visible on aerial photographs buried within the dunes at Waxham (S1 to S3). An additional structure is also visible in 1946 to the immediate east of the pillbox (S2). The site is centred on TG 4411 2649. This structure is only partially visible, although it may be polygonal in plan. This may have been a further gun emplacement or similar defensive structure.
S. Massey (NMP), 29 September 2005.

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • STRUCTURE (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 5102-3 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1952. RAF 540/690 5023-4 11-MAR-1952 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Environment Agency. 2002. EA 040 AF/02C/339 6999-7000 22-JUL-2002 (EA).

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