Record Details

NHER Number:32396
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox at Hunstanton dunes

Summary

A World War Two pillbox, located in sand dunes. It is probably the pillbox that is also recorded as NHER 41426.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6854 4298
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:OLD HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
xHUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Type 22 pillbox with brick shuttering facing north-north-east.
Lying tilted in sand dunes. Date 1940.
Information from [1]. See record form (S1) in file.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

April 2006.
This is probably the pillbox recorded as NHER 41426. As NHER 41426 is located about 260m to the northeast, it is probable that the grid references recorded in (S1)/1992 are incorrect (it is very difficult to accurately locate sites on this stretch of coastline without use of Global Positioning Satellites).
See assessment report (S2) for further details.
D. Robertson (NLA), 10 April 2006.

NHER 41426 is the correct location for this structure and not NHER 32396.
No change to description.
E. Rose (NLA), 2 October 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1045.

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