Record Details

NHER Number:5093
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two pillbox, gun emplacements and trenches

Summary

The site of a World War Two type 22 pillbox and associated military structures located on the crest of a hill to the north of Long Lane, Upper Stoke. This pillbox was demolished in 1994.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 248 023
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:STOKE HOLY CROSS, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pill box. Polygonal with slits. Brick.
Seen by E. Rose (NAU), 14 August 1975.

Grid ref corrected E. Rose (NAU), 1 March 1979.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Common, type 22 pillbox once stood in field 100m from road on crest of hill. Demolished 1994.
Survey Nos M3-4 and M4-17 (S1).
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

March 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The site of a World War Two type 22 pillbox and associated military structure located on the crest of a hill to the north of Long Lane, Upper Stoke is visible on aerial photographs (S2). The site is centred on TG 2481 0233. The type 22 pillbox was located at TG 2480 0233. An additional square or rectangular structure is located to the west, alongside a small slit trench or practice trench. A sub-rectangular area of uncultivated ground, with possible traces of the former presence of a structural base, may indicate a third structure that has been removed by this date.
S. Horlock (NMP), 23 March 2009.

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MILITARY BUILDING (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SLIT TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • STRUCTURE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • TRENCH? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey record form.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/70 5357-8 28-FEB-1946 (NMR).

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