Record Details

NHER Number:38878
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two pillbox is visible as a standing building on aerial photographs. The pillbox, which appears to have been hexagonal in plan and was probably a Type 22, was constructed by June 1942. It may have still been standing in April 1946 but was demolished later that year. It stood at a junction on the road between Sidestrand and Trimingham and clearly formed part of the World War Two coastal defences for this area. The fact that the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway (Northern Section) (NHER 13585) lay 20m to its south may also have been a significant factor in its siting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2626 3919
Map Sheet:TG23NE
Parish:SIDESTRAND, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2004. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two pillbox is visible as a standing building on aerial photographs (S1), centred at TG 2626 3920. It may just be visible on aerial photographs from 1940 (S2) but is not clearly evident until 1942 (S1). It is visible, although not clearly so, on aerial photographs from 1943 (S3). It may have survived until April 1946 (S4) but is absent (i.e. demolished) from aerial photographs taken later that year.

The pillbox appears to have been hexagonal in plan and up to 4.3m wide.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 18 October 2004.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22) (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1942. RAF AC/59 56-7 19-JUN-1942 (NMR).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. NMR TG 2639/5 (MSO 31020 26/BR14/12 4899) 19-SEP-1940.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1943. RAF AC/161 5066-7 04-JAN-1943 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: raf. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1430 3178 16-APR-1946 (NMR).

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