Record Details

NHER Number:27929
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox (type 22)

Summary

A World War Two type 22 pillbox is visible as a structure on 1946 RAF vertical aerial photographs. It was abandoned by 1946 and had been demolished by 1961.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6446 1662
Map Sheet:TF61NW
Parish:NORTH RUNCTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 2003. NMP.
A single, modern (World War Two) type 22 pillbox, visible as a structure on 1946 RAF vertical aerial photographs.
The feature appears to be in relative isolation, within the centre of a field (S1), although it was presumably positioned to defend the approach to North Runcton from the north, along the A47. There is no sign of a worn path or track to the structure, and it has presumably been abandoned for a considerable period by 1946 (S1). The date of the demolition of the structure is unknown, but it has certainly gone by 1961 (S2).
M. Brennand (NMP), 28 April 2003.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 4352-3 27-JUN-1946.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1961. MAL 61488 93957 26-JUL-1961.

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