Record Details

NHER Number:28842
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War One pillbox

Summary

Aerial photgraphy from the 1960s and a site visit from 1990 recorded the presence of a rare World War One pillbox on this site. It is believed to date to around 1916 to 1918, and is one of two such structures (the other being NHER 16794) identified in the immediate area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2412 3539
Map Sheet:TG23NW
Parish:THORPE MARKET, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pillbox: concrete, circular.
Information received which states that this structure dates from World War One. [1]
E. Rose (NLA), 3 March 1992.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Rare World War I pillbox. Around 1916 to 1918. Situated opposite Gunton Hall Lodge.
Survey No. G2-2.
Comp. D.Walker (NLA) July 1996.

March 2004, Norfolk NMP
NMP mapping has led to the alteration of the centre grid reference for the site from TG 2410 3538 to TG 2412 3539.

The circular pillbox described above and believed to date to World War One is visible on aerial photographs (S2-3). It lies 45m to the north-east of a second pillbox which is likely to have been contemporary (NHER 16794). Both structures may have been sited to guard the road junction between them.
(S2-3)
S. Tremlett (NMP), 2 March 2004

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War One - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Bird, C.. 1991. The Fixed Defences of North and East Norfolk in the Two World Wars.. NIAS Journal. Vol 5 No1, pp 3-34. pp 3-34.
---Photograph: Kent, P.. 1994. KHD 16-17.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1968. OS/68083 054-5 25-APR-1968 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1965. MAL 65032 124-5 26-APR-1965.

Related records - none

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