Record Details

NHER Number:20340
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox


A surviving World War Two defensive structure, possibly a Home Guard shelter. It is located a short distance from a type 22 pillbox (NHER 20339).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4258 0696
Map Sheet:TG40NW

Full description

Defensive structure?
Brick shed with concrete roof; rectangular, no windows, door to west.
Two slits with sliding metal shutters to east.
Resembles a Home Guard type of pillbox but is very near to conventional pillbox NHER 20339 towards which the slits point.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 May 1984.

December 1999. Still present and intact.
E.Rose (NLA), 3 December 1999.

April 2007. Norfolk NMP
A surviving World War Two structure, possibly a Home Guard shelter, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3). The grid reference for this structure has been amended to TG 4259 0696. The structure is rectangular in plan with a flat concrete roof. It is possible that it is a Home Guard shelter, but this is not certain. It lies 94m to the west of a Type 22 pillbox (NHER 20339).
J. Albone (NMP), 30 April 2007

November 2016.
The base of a demolished blast wall is visible just outside the door to the west.
The building is currently in use as a horse shelter.
D. Gurney (HES), 1 November 2016.

Monument Types

  • HOME GUARD SHELTER (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MILITARY BUILDING (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.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 3024-5 27-JUN-1946 (NHER TG 4206A-B).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72056 88-9 24-MAR-1972.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1989. NHER TG 4206A (NLA 233/DPG6) 04-JUL-1989.

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