Record Details

NHER Number:18471
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two, Type 24 pillbox has been identified from an extant structure surviving in the garden of 20 Beckmeadow Way. It has been visited on the ground and is also visible on aerial photographs. It is one of several pillboxes and other military installations which have been identified at Mundesley, which was heavily defended during the war.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3138 3617
Map Sheet:TG33NW
Parish:MUNDESLEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pill box, polygonal. Noted by Pillbox Survey.
House located by E. Rose (NAU) 27 October 1982 (though pill box not seen).

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Quite common, 1940/41 type 24 pillbox in back garden of 20 Beckmeadow Way.
Survey No. H1-7.
D.Walker (NLA), August 1996.

January 2005. Norfolk NMP.
NMP mapping has led to the alteration of the central grid reference of the site from TG 3142 3620 to TG 3139 3617.

The pillbox described above is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs (S1-3). It occupies a location in the corner of a garden on photographs taken from 1941 onwards. From this position it overlooks Mundesley Beck and Water Lane (the B1145). It forms part of a network of anti-invasion defences which surrounded Mundesley during World War Two.
(S1-3)
S. Tremlett (NMP), 4 January 2005.

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.
---Unpublished Document: Yardley, C. J. 2011. The Mun Valley: Historic landscape Assessment and Landscape Character Assessment for Norfolk Coast Project. p 17.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2013. Can you lend a hand to pillbox project?. 3 August.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. RAF S/330 37 16-JUL-1941 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1430 4494 16-APR-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1952. RAF 540/690 5094-5 11-MAR-1952 (NMR).

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