Record Details

NHER Number:43320
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two military structure, possibly a pillbox, is visible on aerial photographs dating to 1945. It was positioned in a roadside hedgerow, overlooking a railway bridge 65m to its north. It had been completely removed by April 1946.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 74739 37321
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A possible World War Two military structure is visible on aerial photographs dating to 1945 (S1). This structure was located at TF 7474 3732. It was circular or polygonal in plan, measured approximately 4m across and was a similar height to a nearby pillbox. It is possible that this was also a pillbox, although its type is uncertain. It was positioned in a roadside hedgerow, overlooking a railway bridge 65m to its north. A further pillbox was located at a crossroads 220m to its south (NHER 43319). This structure had been completely removed by April 1946 (S2).
J. Albone (NMP), 01 March 2006.

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>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/378 4044-5 13-JUN-1945 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1430 3259 16-APR-1946 (NMR).

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