Record Details

NHER Number:33312
Type of record:Building
Name:World War Two buildings on Hockham Heath


These rectangular roofless breezeblock buildings have iron spikes along the tops of their walls. Each building has a single entrance. They are likely to date to World War Two but what they were used for is unclear.

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Grid Reference:TL 9238 9282
Map Sheet:TL99SW

Full description

In conifer plantation to northeast of junction of road and Peddars Way.
Rectangular roofless buildings of breezeblock; iron spikes arched over along tops of walls. Single entrances. Previously thought to have been simply sentry posts for the Battle Area, in fact these resemble military buildings like those on Bard Hill, Salthouse and could not have functioned after the trees were planted; and thus are likely to be of wartime origin.
E. Rose (NLA), 5 December 1997.

Monument Types

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

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