Record Details

NHER Number:27275
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two pillbox, probably a Type 24, is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs. It is first visible on photographs taken in May 1944; it may have been present, camouflaged as an outbuilding, on earlier photographs. It is clearly visible on photographs taken in the early 1950s but appears to have been demolished since that date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 5130 1565
Map Sheet:TG51NW
Parish:ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two pillbox, probably a Type 24, is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs (S1-3), centred at TG 5130 1565. It was sited within a garden and may have been disguised as an outbuilding for much of the war. More recent aerial photographs (e.g. S4) indicate that it was demolished sometime after 1953 (S3).
S. Tremlett (NMP), 17 March 2002.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/24) (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. 1944. RAF 106G/LA/17 3010-1 28-MAY-1944 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1952. RAF 540/705 5108-9 09-APR-1952 (NMR).
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1953. NHER TG 5115E (RAF 58/1006 0279) 04-FEB-1953.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1981. OS/81082 210-1 17-AUG-1981 (NMR).

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