Record Details

NHER Number:17014
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two type 22 hexagonal concrete pillbox. It was built in about 1941 and formed part of the anti-invasion defences of the time.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3411 3408
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:BACTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pillbox.
Polygonal, concrete.
Original information from Pillbox Survey.
Accurately located by E. Rose (NAU) 4 February 1981.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Common type 22 pillbox facing east. Most brick shuttering stripped.
Dated 1940.
Survey No. H1-16.
D. Walker (NLA), August 1996.

No change. E. Rose (NLA), 2 September 1999.

November 2004. Norfolk NMP.
An extant World War Two hexagonal pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S2 to 5). Its grid reference has been amended from TG 3411 3410 to TG 3411 3409. This pillbox is not present on aerial photographs dating from 16 August 1940 (S5), but had been constructed by 16 July 1941 (S2).
(S2 to 5)
J. Albone (NMP), 29 November 2004

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22) (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

<S1>Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. RAF S/330 24-5 16-JUL-1941 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1953. RAF 540/1013 0010-11 04-FEB-1953 (Norfolk SMR TG 3434E-F).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Environment Agency. 2002. EA 040 AF/02C/339 6972-3 22-JUL-2002 (EA).
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. NMR TG 3434/1 (MSO 31015 2A/BR14/5 3649) 16-AUG-1940.

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