Record Details

NHER Number:31785
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two spigot mortar base, Bard Hill, Salthouse Heath


A World War Two spigot mortar emplacement is visible on 1950 RAF aerial photographs. The concrete base of the mortar can still be seen on the ground, in its original pit.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0722 4294
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

Mortar spigot.
Concrete base with pintle remains in its original pit, 1.2m (4 feet) deep (now silted) which would once have been revetted with corrugated iron.
Noted by source [1] 28 September 1994 and seen by E.Rose (NLA) 21 September 1995.
Recording form in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 23 September 1995.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
World War Two spigot mortar emplacement visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1950 (S1). A 2m diameter structure is located at TG 0722 4294. This is surrounded by a 1m wide circular ditch, which has three perpendicular ditches, 2m long, coming off it to the north, east and the south. This appears to be a spigot mortar emplacement, associated with the radar station (NHER 23386).
S. Massey (NMP), 17 April 2003.

Monument Types

  • SPIGOT MORTAR EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Kent, P.. 1994. KHG 4-5.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1950. RAF 541/440 3036-7 28-FEB-1950 (NMR).

Related records

24186Related to: World War two pillbox, apex of Bard Hill west of road (Monument)
31853Related to: World War Two pillbox, Sarbury Hill (west) (Monument)

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