Record Details

NHER Number:18223
Type of record:Monument
Name:Anti tank blocks

Summary

A series of Second World War anti tank blocks blocking the bridge to the west of Burnham Overy Mill.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8352 4346
Map Sheet:TF84SW
Parish:BURNHAM NORTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Tank trap.
Concrete, partly remains on west abutment of bridge.
E. Rose (NAU) 30 June 1982.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Common anti-tank blocks on west side of bridge.
Date 1940.
Survey No. C2-4.
See (S1).
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

January 2001. Norfolk NMP.
6 anti-tank cubes are visible as structures around TF 835 434 on 1946 aerial photography, see (S2).
There are three pairs of cubes spaced roughly 25m apart.
These cubes date from World War Two, and would have played a part in defending access routes in case of invasion.
A. Hunt (Suffolk CC NMP), 31 January 2002.

Monument Types

  • ANTI TANK BLOCK (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • TANK TRAP (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>Unpublished Document: 1995. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1430 Frames 4098-4099 16-APR-1946.

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