Record Details

NHER Number:30778
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A very rare example of a 'Norcon' circular pillbox, from World War Two.

Images

  • A rare example of a circular World War Two pillbox can be seen in Docking  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • Docking Norcon pillbox  © C. Kolonko
  • Docking Norcon pillbox  © C. Kolonko

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7682 3684
Map Sheet:TF73NE
Parish:DOCKING, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pillbox.
Very rare 'Norcon' circular type with domed roof.
Faces north.
Excellent condition.
Protected RAF H.Q. at Hall.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA) 10 August 1994.

October 2012 Survey
C. Kolonko (HES) carried out a photographic survey of this WW2 pillbox. The Pillbox is aligned east to west with the entrance facing west. This would have allowed the pillbox to cover both the entrance to the hall and the field to the east. A number of original wooden brackets for shelves survive internally. These were affixed to the structure by a series of bolts which have been simply punched through the pillbox's 15cm thick walls.
The pillbox is in excellent condition.
C. Kolonko (HES), 22 October 2012.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished Document: 1995. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.

Related records - none

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