Record Details

NHER Number:32930
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two searchlight battery, pillbox, other defensive structures

Summary

RAF aerial photography from 1946 recorded a searchlight battery comprising a group of three circular enclosures, and the shapes of three smaller circular structures which may have been machine gun positions, as well as some zig-zag walling or trenches. A pillbox was also recorded, and a site visit in 1997 recorded that it was still in position.

Images

  • A World War Two pillbox  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 055 067
Map Sheet:TG00NE
Parish:RUNHALL, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1946.
RAF aerial photograph shows searchlight battery comprising group of three circular enclosures, with one larger to south, with entrance to north. Possibly three smaller circular structures - ?machine gun positions, with some zig-zag walling or trenches.
Pill box shown still exists at TG 0547 0673.
Isolated building to northeast, adjacent to road may be part of site, as concrete path leads from it to the main features.
North of road, one circular enclosure and L-shaped wall with zig-zag section.

16 September 1997.
Visit confirmed pill box extant.
B. Cushion (NLA), 16 September 1997.

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 00/TG 0606/A.

Related records - none

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