Record Details

NHER Number:19457
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox and site of anti aircraft battery

Summary

This type 22 World War Two pillbox once stood at the entrance to a possible anti aircraft battery. The battery can be seen on an aerial photograph taken in the 1940s. The pillbox remains although no trace can be seen of the battery.

Images

  • Medieval dagger from NHER 19457  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8878 0700
Map Sheet:TF80NE
Parish:HOLME HALE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Above railway and road junction.
Pillbox, polygonal, overgrown.
E. Rose (NAU), 1 September 1983.

World War Two type 22 pillbox. No evidence of anti-ricochet wall.
See (S1).
D.Walker (NLA), July 1996.

January 1946.
RAF air photograph shows pillbox at entrance to triangular compound which houses various circular structures commensurate with anti-aircraft battery and associated smaller structures.
B. Cushion (NLA), 10 September 1998.

Monument Types

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (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

---Aerial Photograph: TF 80/TF 8906/A.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey record form.

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