Record Details

NHER Number:17021
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two Type 24 pillbox south of Canal Farm


A World War Two Type 24 pillbox survives as an extant structure on the south bank of the North Walsham to Dilham canal (NHER 13534). It is visible on aerial photographs and is also depicted by modern Ordnance Survey mapping. It would have formed part of the line of defences established along the River Ant during World War Two.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3246 2715
Map Sheet:TG32NW

Full description

Concrete, polygonal, with gun loops.
First reported by Pillbox Survey, who note a later entry from another source for a pillbox 'hidden in bushes in a field' at about TG 329 268.

April 1986. Visit.
E. Rose (NAU) found no trace of latter and this may be a backwards grid reference for the same building as is often the case.
E. Rose (NAU), 9 April 1986.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
1940, type 24 pillbox - quite rare inland, facing east covering Honing Bridge. Red brick shuttering mainly stripped.
Survey No. H2-9.
D.Walker (NLA) July 1996.

January 2007. Norfolk NMP.
NMP mapping has led to the alteration of the central grid reference of the site from TG 3255 2717 to TG 3246 2716.

The World War Two Type 24 pillbox described above is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs (S1)-(S4). It is also depicted by modern Ordnance Survey 1:2500 mapping. There is no evidence for the second pillbox at TG 329 268, although a number of other World War Two defences are visible in the vicinity (for example NHER 32562 and 32564). These formed part of the line of defences erected along the River Ant stop line, and, in this area, were specifically sited to protect Honing Bridge 330m to the east.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 4 January 2007.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/24) (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - 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/1636 4372-3 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 0802-3 11-AUG-1988 (NCC 3897-8).
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1988. NHER TG 3227Q-R (NLA 209/DTW9-10) 17-AUG-1988.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: ADAS. 1995. ADAS 630 184 26-MAY-1995 (BA).

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