Record Details

NHER Number:32690
Type of record:Monument
Name:Rare World War Two pillbox

Summary

A very rare World War Two type 2/206 pillbox exists at this location. It is very large and is hexagonal in shape, with two loop holes for heavy machine guns.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8996 8974
Map Sheet:TL88NE
Parish:WRETHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Very rare World War Two type 2/206 pillbox on east side of track.
Very large and hexagonal with two loop holes for heavy machine guns.
Survey No. Q3-15.
Information from member of the public [1]. See record form in file.
D. Walker (NLA) August 1996.

2001.
Photos (slides) in Norfolk Air Photographs Library.
D. Gurney (NLA) 23 November 2001.

March 2010. Norfolk NMP.
This pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2) consulted as part of the Norfolk NMP project, but was not mapped due to the structure being sufficiently recorded by existing Ordnance Survey mapping. See NHER 5742 for overall record for the airfield and related defences.
E. Bales (NMP), 09 March 2010.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Davison, A.J.. 2002. Sketch Plan.
---Photograph: Kent, P.. 1995. KHK 18.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/378 3013-4 13-JUN-1945 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1950. RAF 540/432 5155-6 11-OCT-1950 (NMR).

Related records

5742Part of: East Wretham World War Two Airfield (Monument)

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