Record Details

NHER Number:38941
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two type 22 pillbox and associated rectangular structure is visible on the edge of the Cromer Golf Links, located on the edge of the cliffs at Overstrand. This defence was heavily camouflaged during the war and was removed by the end of 1946. This pillbox formed part of a much wider area of World War Two coastal defences and a military training area on the Cromer Golf Links (NHER 38940, 38945).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 24378 41169
Map Sheet:TG24SW
Parish:OVERSTRAND, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2004. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two type 22 pillbox and associated rectangular structure is visible on aerial photographs on the edge of the Cromer Golf Links, located on the edge of the cliffs at Overstrand (S1-4). This type 22 pillbox appears to be under construction in August 1940 (S1), and is heavily camouflaged during 1941-2 (S2-3). By 1941 a rectangular hut has been constructed to the immediate south, measuring 5m by 2m. The pillbox has been demolished by December 1946 (S5). This pillbox formed part of a much wider area of World War Two coastal defences and a military training area on the Cromer Golf Links (NHER 38940, 38945).

The site is centred on TG 2437 4116 and the central grid reference for the pillbox is TG 2437 4117.
(S1-5)
S. Massey (NMP), 02 November 2004.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. NMR TG 2441/1 (MSO 31013 2A/BR14/3 3672) 16-AUG-1940.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. NMR TG 2440/6 (MSO 31255 S378/H50 27) 07-AUG-1941.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1942. RAF AC/59 51-2 19-JUN-1942 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1430 4176-7 16-APR-1946 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF CPE/UK/1910 3010-1 27-DEC-1946 (NMR).

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