Record Details

NHER Number:31853
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox, Sarbury Hill (west)


A World War Two square concrete pillbox is visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1946. It was noted to be in ruins in 1996.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0700 4386
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

Ruins of defensive structure. Roof intact, suggests rectangular rather than polygonal building, otherwise simply a pile of concrete and iron. Almost certainly a defensive position commanding western approach to hill rather than remains from elsewhere dumped here. In hedgerow beside public footpath overlooking cornfield.
E. Rose (NLA), 1 July 1996.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Ruins of type 26 (square) pillbox. Date 1940.
Survey Number D1-13.
D.Walker (NLA) July 1996.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
World War Two pillbox visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1946 (S1). The structure was hard to distinguish, as it appeared to be located within the hedgerow and was only visible as a structure within a break in the hedge. The square structure is located at TG 0700 4386 and measures approximately 2.5m across.
S. Massey (NMP), 7 May 2003.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Kent, P.. 1994. KHG 22.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1636 4418-9 09-JULY-1946 (NMR).

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