Record Details

NHER Number:24369
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two gun emplacement on bank of Little Ouse opposite Ten Mile Bank

Summary

This rare World War Two type 28a anti tank gun emplacement was built in 1940 or 1941. It faces southeast to guard the approach to the nearby bridge.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6037 9716
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Gun emplacement, rectangular with chamfered corners, wide embrasure to southeast, door opposite. A remarkably unusual location for a type normally found facing out to sea.
R. Silvester (NAU), 8 March 1988.

Rare 1940/41 anti-tank emplacement - type 28a. Faces southeast to cover approach to bridge.
See (S1).
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

2002.
Still extant, in excellent condition in garden of house. Now with timber pergola/patio on top.
E. Rose (NLA), 25 February 2002.

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

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.

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