Record Details

NHER Number:38947
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two pillbox

Summary

A type 22 World War Two pillbox is visible on aerial photographs at the base of the cliffs at Overstrand in 1941. This structure forms part of a much wider system of coastal defences and training areas all along the cliffs at Cromer and Overstrand (NHER 38940-1, 38925, 39845, 38948-9).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 24938 40966
Map Sheet:TG24SW
Parish:OVERSTRAND, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2004. Norfolk NMP.
A possible World War Two pillbox is visible on aerial photographs at the base of the cliffs at Overstrand (S1-2). This structure forms part of a much wider system of coastal defences and training areas all along the cliffs at Cromer and Overstrand (NHER 38940-1, 38925, 39845, 38948-9).

The pillbox is located at TG 2493 4096 and is hexagonal in shape, suggesting that it is a type 22. This structure was constructed in-between September 1940 and August 1941 (S1, S3). In 1941 the pillbox has clearly been camouflaged with vegetation (S1). The structure cannot be identified on aerial photographs from 1946 (S4).
(S1-4)
S. Massey (NMP), 04 November 2004.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. NMR TG 2440/7 (MSO 31255 S378/H50 28) 07-AUG-1941.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1942. RAF AC/59 51-2 19-JUN-1942 (NMR).
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. NMR TG 2440/3 (MSO 31020 26/BR14/12 4906) 19-SEP-1940.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1430 4181-2 16-APR-1946 (NMR).

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