Record Details

NHER Number:32170
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two type 22 pillbox, above railway station


A World War Two type 22 pillbox survives above the railway station. It has a concrete exterior with a brick skin inside and is rectangular or half-polygonal, with a door to the south and a slit to the east.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8700 8368
Map Sheet:TL88SE

Full description

Pillbox; north of railway, east of station.
From photograph in (S1) this seems to be of concrete, possibly rectangular or else half-polygonal, with door to south and slit to east.
Marked on 1:2500 OS map.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 January 1997.

August 1995. Defensive Structures Survey.
This is a common World War Two type 22 pillbox above the railway station.
Concrete outside, brick skin inside.
Survey no. Q3-4.
Information from [1].
See (S2) and (S3) in file.
D. Walker (NLA), August 1996.

December 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The pillbox described above is visible on aerial photographs (S4-S5), along with two others to the east (NHER 54526 and 54527), presumably positioned to defend the Bury St Edmunds and Thetford railway.
E. Bales (NMP), 18 Oct 2010.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1940 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Osborne, D.. 1996. Thetford: A Century Remembered. From 1900 to the present day.. p 44.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Kent, P.. 1995. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S3>Photograph: Kent, P.. 1995. KHK 4.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/UK/59 5203-4 05-FEB-1946 (NHER TL 8683A-B).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1957. BKS 517452-3 XX-APR-1957 (NCC).

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