Record Details

NHER Number:32635
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two anti tank blocks

Summary

A group of five World War Two concrete anti tank blocks on Walcott beach.

Images

  • Anti-Tank cubes at Bacton  © Norfolk County Council
  • Remains of Anti-Tank pillbox at Bacton  © Norfolk County Council
  • Remains of Anti-Tank pillbox at Bacton, Hotchkiss 6pdr mount  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3561 3325
Map Sheet:TG33SE
Parish:BACTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Five common World War II anti tank blocks, lying on sides half buried on Walcott Beach.
Survey No. H1-27.
Information from [1]. See record form in file.
D.Walker (NLA) August 1996.

June-July 2007. These blocks were originally along the cliff before erosion took them into the sea,and there are more than five, with blocks other than those fully exposed to the south between the next two breakers. The base of a building is also visible.
Information from [2].
D.A. Gurney (NLA) September 2007.

January 2013
A series of pictures of the site show the possible remains of a Anti-tank pillbox, possibly a type 28, with a mount for a Hotchkiss 6 pounder gun.
C. Kolonko (HES) 13 January 2013.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Undated)
  • TANK TRAP (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.

Related records - none

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