Record Details

NHER Number:23516
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two pillbox visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1946. The pillbox is still standing, and is in good condition.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6635 3668
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:HEACHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Gun position World War Two.
Large subrectangular concrete structure with gun position to west. Now flooded.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) April 1987.

Grid reference correction from 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey.

See (S1) in file by source [1], who adds:
Unique, type 28 chamber for anti tank gun with a separate chamber built on to one side. Standard depth, but 28 inches wider than normal. Exceptional workmanship.
Survey No. B2-9.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

9 October 1999.
No change.
Excellent condition.
D. Gurney (NLA) 11 October 1999.

March 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Pillbox plotted from 1946 RAF verticals aerial photographs (S2). Type 28 pillbox, approximately 8m square, with additional chamber adjoining to the west, approximately 4m by 2.5m. his structure is associated with other anti tank pillboxes and tank blocks to the north, SMR 23515 & 32385.
S. Massey (NMP), 14 March 2002.

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • 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.
---Article in Serial: Iosson, E.. 1990. NW Norfolk Coastal defences.. NIAS Journal. Vol 4, No 5, p 195.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 4307-8 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TF 6636B, TF 6735B).

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