Record Details

NHER Number:15653
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two type 24V pillbox is visible as a structure on aerial photographs of this area. The brick and concrete structure is built into the sea wall and was part of a larger range of defences around Brancaster Golf Club House.

Images

  • A World War Two pillbox built into the sea wall in Brancaster  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7704 4517
Map Sheet:TF74NE
Parish:BRANCASTER, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Two pill boxes, 1939 to 1945, built into base of golf club house.
E. Rose (NAU), 23 January 1980.

Both polygonal, one of brick, the other of concrete now bricked up.
E. Rose (NAU).

See (S1) which adds:
Pillbox, type 24V - very rare. Situated on northwest corner of golf course site. Date 1940.
Survey No. C1-9.
The second pillbox noted in 1982 may be a confusion with NHER 33309.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

April 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Type 24V pillbox. Part of a wider series of defences surrounding the Golf Club during the 1939-45 period. Visible on (S2).
M. Brennand (NMP), 30 April 2003.

May-November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey. Context 637.
World War Two brick and concrete pillbox. Built into sea wall (or with sea wall built around it) at TF 77041 45174.
See assessment report (S3) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
J. Allen (NLA), 15 April 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 July 2019.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

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: BKS. 1988. BKS 8272 27-MAY-1988 (NCC 0767).
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1045.

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