Record Details

NHER Number:15052
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two polygonal type 22 pillbox, which defended a searchlight battery to the immediate east (NHER 53456) and a level crossing to the west.

Images

  • A World War Two pillbox guarding a level crossing  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9025 8673
Map Sheet:TL98NW
Parish:KILVERSTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Pill box. Octagonal, concrete.
On mound camouflaged by bushes, guarded level crossing east of main road south of railway.
E. Rose (NAU) 4 July 1979.

See (S1) in file by source [1], who adds:
Common, type 22 pillbox standing very high. Date 1940.
Survey No. Q4-1.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

March 2010. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two polygonal type 22 pillbox, defending a searchlight battery (NHER 53456) and a level crossing, is visible on aerial photographs (S2). Still visible in 1971 (S3).
S. Horlock (NMP), 12 March 2010.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/378 4008-10 13-JUN-1945 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1971. OS/71369 367-8 21-JUL-1971 (NMR).

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53456Part of: World War Two searchlight batteries and military training site (Monument)

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