Record Details

NHER Number:12668
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

This common World War Two type 22 pillbox with steeped loops is sunk below the road on the approach to the former railway bridge. It is visible on 1945 and later aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3660 9200
Map Sheet:TM39SE
Parish:ELLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

August 1977. Visit.
Pill box. Concrete, polygonal. Sunk below road on bridge approach.
E. Rose (NAU), 2 August 1977.

November 1994. Visit.
No change.
E. Rose (NLA), 24 November 1994.

See (S1), which adds:
Common World War II type 22 pillbox with steeped loops.
Survey No. S2-5.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

August 2006. Norfolk NMP
An extant World War Two pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S2-S4). The central grid reference for this pillbox has been amended from TM 3660 9200 to TM 3661 9200. The pillbox is hexagonal in plan with sides of approximately 2.2m in length. It is likely to be a type 22, the most common type of World War Two pillbox. It was positioned to defend a rail bridge on the Waveney Line. The absence of any World War Two aerial photographs makes it impossible to tell if it was supported by any other defences.
J. Albone (NMP), 23 August 2006

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 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>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/930 4096-7 16-OCT-1945 (NHER TM 3792A-B).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1716 3090-1 06-SEP-1946 (NHER TM 3691A / TM 3791A).
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1977. NHER TM 3691K (CUCAP CCR15) 13-JUL-1977.

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