Record Details

NHER Number:13792
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

This is a brick and concrete polygonal World War Two pillbox positioned overlooking the railway station. It was restored in 2003 when the original internal folding shelves below the gun loops were found still in place, and a number of artefacts were recovered.

Images

  • Type 22 pillbox  © C. Kolonko
  • Type 22 pillbox loophole  © C. Kolonko
  • Type 22 pillbox  © C. Kolonko

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9938 1318
Map Sheet:TF91SE
Parish:DEREHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1978. Visit.
Pill box. Low polygonal brick with concrete roof.
E. Rose, 27 June 1978.

See (S1), which adds: Common World War Two type 22 pillbox with blocked loopholes.
Survey No. K2-11.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

March 2003.
Brickwork replaced.
D. Gurney (NLA), 27 March 2003.

When the pillbox was restored, the original internal folding shelves below the gun loops were found still in place, and a number of artefacts inside. It is proposed to open it for public inspection.
Information from [1].
E. Rose (NLA), 16 June 2003.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey record form.

Related records - none

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