Record Details

NHER Number:32691
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A common World War Two type 22 pillbox stands here. This particular example has a straight interior anti-ricochet wall.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8985 8971
Map Sheet:TL88NE
Parish:WRETHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Common World War Two type 22 pillbox with straight interior anti-ricochet wall.
Survey No. Q3-14.
Information from member of the public [1].
See record form in file.
D. Walker (NLA) August 1996.

2000-2002. Woodland Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Management Unit H, Site 74:
NGR amended from TL 8788 8974.
See report (S1) for further details.
D. Gurney (NLA) 12 March 2002. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 May 2015.

March 2010. Norfolk NMP.
This pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S2)-(S3) 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 19.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2002. STANTA ILMP Woodland Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey. Brian Cushion Archaeological & Cartographical Surveyor.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1950. NMR TL 8989/3 RAF 540/604 0024 24-AUG-1950 (NMR).
<S3>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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