Record Details

NHER Number:12843
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two Type 24 pillbox

Summary

A World War Two Type 24 pillbox survives as an extant structure on Horsey dunes and has been visited on the ground. It once formed part of a larger area of military defences and installations (NHER 42104). Its form and location have been mapped from aerial photographs.

Images

  • World War Two pillbox  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • World War Two pillbox  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • World War Two pillbox  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • World War Two pillbox  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • World War Two pillbox  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • The remains of an anti-ricochet wall in a World War Two pillbox  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4667 2394
Map Sheet:TG42SE
Parish:HORSEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

22 September 1977. Visit.
Pill box, concrete, polygonal.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 September 1977.

Fairly common type 24 pillbox, slightly smaller than usual. On dunes facing inland. Date 1940/41.
See (S1).
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

October 2005. Norfolk NMP.
NMP mapping has led to the correction of the central grid reference of the site from TG 4667 2394 to TG 4676 2389.

The World War Two Type 24 pillbox described above is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs taken between 1947 and 2002 (S2) and (S3). Its absence from earlier aerial photographs of the site, such as those taken in 1946 (S4), suggests that it had been camouflaged. During the war it formed part of a larger defensive site, NHER 42104.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 26 October 2005.

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

---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. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/2170 5141-2 26-JUN-1947 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Environment Agency. 2002. EA 041 AF/02C/339 7024-5 22-JUL-2002 (EA).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 2108-9 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).

Related records

42104Part of: World War Two military defences and installations (Monument)

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