Record Details

NHER Number:32549
Type of record:Monument
Name:Pillbox

Summary

A World War Two type 22 pillbox was at this spot, but has since been demolished. Local resident reports this is not demolished.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2026 2679
Map Sheet:TG22NW
Parish:AYLSHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Common, type 22 pill box on high ground northeast of Burgh Road.
May have been demolished.
Survey No. G3-10.
Information from [1]. See (S1) in file.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

November 2004.
As suggested this has been destroyed and no trace remains. There is a concrete road approaching the site from the south and various pieces of broken concrete are stacked beside it and overgrown.
E. Rose (NLA), 15 November 2004.

Local resident reports this pillbox is still extant.
K Hamilton (HES) 16 November 2012

Extant pillbox is at TG20142687. It is not clear whether Kent's record relates to this pillbox, or whether the remains at TG20262679 represent a separate, demolished pillbox.
K. Hamilton (HES) 12 June 2014

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Kent, P.. 1994. KHF 21.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2017. Wartime pillbox is centrepiece of town's new memorial garden. 17 November.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.

Related records - none

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