|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||World War Two spigot mortar emplacement and site of possible World War Two pillbox|
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
|Grid Reference:||TL 6039 9690|
|Parish:||HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
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.
- 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
Sources - none
Related records - none
Find out more...