Record Details

NHER Number:7447
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War One pillbox at Wayford Bridge


A circular pillbox dating from World War One survives on the northeast side of Wayford Bridge. It has been visited on the ground, is visible on aerial photographs, and is depicted by modern Ordnance Survey mapping. Other military defences identified in the area are principally of World War Two date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3493 2493
Map Sheet:TG32SW

Full description

Pillbox, circular, concrete, by old malthouse now a boat builders store.
Seen E. Rose 14 January 1976.
Comp. E. Rose.

Reference (S1) states that this structure dates from World War I.
E. Rose.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Rare World War I pillbox, date 1916-18.
Survey No. H2-20.
Comp. D.Walker (NLA) July 1996.

May 2007. Norfolk NMP.
The circular World War One pillbox described above is visible on aerial photographs (S2), centred at TG 3493 2494. It is also depicted by modern Ordnance Survey 1:2500 mapping. It should be noted that due to an inadequate number of control points, the rectification of aerial photographs was poor, and this may have had an adverse effect on the accuracy of the mapping.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 23 May 2007.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War One - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Bird, C.. 1991. The Fixed Defences of North and East Norfolk in the Two World Wars.. NIAS Journal. Vol 5, No 1, pp 3-34.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1965. MAL 65032 172-3 26-APR-1965.

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