Record Details

NHER Number:32640
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two type 22 pillbox has been incorporated into the sea wall at Eccles-on-Sea and is visible on aerial photographs.

Images

  • A World War Two pillbox built into the sea wall  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4040 2954
Map Sheet:TG42NW
Parish:LESSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Common 1940 type 22 pill box incorporated into the sea wall at Eccles Beach.
See (S1).
D.Walker (NLA), July 1996.

The central grid reference for this site has been altered from TG 4030 2959 to TG 4040 2953.

April 2005. Norfolk NMP.
The World War Two type 22 pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S2-3). The structure is located at TG 4040 2953. In 1940 the pillbox is quite heavily camouflaged on the oblique aerial photographs of the site (S2), but can clearly be seen on the aerial photographs from 1952 (S3).
S. Massey (NMP), 18 April 2005.

May-November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Inter-tidal survey (Environmental Zone 20), Context 542:
A Second World War type 22 pillbox was monitored. It was at TG 40402 29547 and has had a modern sea wall built around it.
See assessment report (S4) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
J. Allen (NLA), 26 April 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.

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>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. NMR TG 4029/3 (MSO 31022 26/BR14/1 4855) 19-SEP-1940.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1952. RAF 540/690 5046-7 11-MAR-1952 (NMR).
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005.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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