|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||World War One pillbox south of Happisburgh Road|
A circular World War One pillbox survives as an extant structure to the south of Happisburgh Road. It is one of two such structures identified in the area; the other, NHER 16788, lies on the other side of the road, approximately 65m to the northeast. Both are visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards. They would have protected the river crossing at Ebridge Mill to the east, and formed part of the line of World War One defences established along the River Ant.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 3080 2955|
|Parish:||NORTH WALSHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Circular, of concrete.
Visit and Comp. E. Rose 13 August 1980.
See record form in file by source , who adds:
Rare World War I pillbox, dated 1916-18. Stands in field to S of road.
Survey No. H2-1.
Comp. D.Walker (NLA) July 1996.
Still extant but in poor condition.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 June 2004.
September 2006. Norfolk NMP.
The World War One pillbox described above is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards (S1)-(S3), at TG 3080 2955. It is one of two such structures visible to either side of Happisburgh Road; the other, NHER 16788, lies approximately 65m to the northeast. The pillboxes formed part of the line of defences erected along the River Ant, as described in Kent (1988) (S4). These two structures were presumably specifically sited to defend the river crossing at Ebridge Mill 375m to the east.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 20 September 2006.
- PILLBOX (World War One - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 1079-80 09-JUL-1946 (NMR). |
|<S2>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72111 128-9 02-MAY-1972. |
|<S3>||Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TG 3029D-E (NLA 370/HJW1-2) 15-JUL-1996. |
|<S4>||Publication: Kent, P. 1988. Fortifications of East Anglia. pp 186-187. |
|16788||Related to: World War One pillbox to north of Happisburgh Road (Monument)|
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