Record Details

NHER Number:37013
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two spigot mortar emplacement and site of possible World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War two spigot mortar emplacement can be seen on top of the flood bank. Beside it are parts of a buried concrete structure. This may be a buried type 24 pillbox.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6039 9690
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Mortar spigot, in poor condition, set in top of flood bank by road.
To south, concrete three sided step projects from bank towards river, five paces long, two setback sides of two paces, as is a buried type 24 pillbox; but if dimensions are projected it would seem to go under road.
Local people vary in their memories saying this was:
a) not a pillbox
b) yes it was
c) there were two here.
What, if any, confusion there is with NHER 32681 is not clear.
E. Rose (NLA), 25 February 2002.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

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