Record Details

NHER Number:32699
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two spigot mortar emplacement and weapon pit

Summary

A very rare 1940 spigot mortar emplacement and weapon pit remains at this location. One of only two in Norfolk, it has a hexagonal pedestal and corrugated iron shuttering marks.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8645 8332
Map Sheet:TL88SE
Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

World War Two spigot mortar base and weapon pit.
A very rare weapon pit and spigot mortar gun emplacement. One of only two in Norfolk, it has a hexagonal pedestal and corrugated iron shuttering marks. Date 1940.
Survey No. Q3-2 (record form in file).
See (S1) for further details.
Accurately located from NLA aerial photographs (S2).
D. Walker (NLA) August 1996.

1998.
This structure now falls within the extended scheduled area of the priory, NHER 5748. It is not mentioned in the schedule description but neither is it listed among those features excluded.
E. Rose (NLA) 9 July 1998.

Monument Types

  • SPIGOT MORTAR EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Kent, P.. 1994. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey record form.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: TL 8683/F.

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