Record Details

NHER Number:13430
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two tank trap

Summary

A very rare World War Two metal tank trap survives on the west side of the bridge here.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7642 1440
Map Sheet:TF71SE
Parish:EAST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
NARFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Metal tank trap on this bridge.
Location information from (S1).
In 1973 the Department of Environment recommended that it be scheduled because of rarity of metal traps surviving.
E. Rose (NAU).

Scheduling not carried through because 'only strategic route traps' are scheduled.
Photograph in (S2).

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Extremely rare anti tank rails on west side of bridge. Set of steel rails formed into tank trap. Survey No. J2-11.
See (S3) in file.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

April 2001. Visit.
Still in position.
E. Rose (NLA), 23 April 2001.

Monument Types

  • TANK TRAP (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.
---Monograph: Wills, H.. 1985. Pillboxes: a study of UK defences, 1940.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.
<S3>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.

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