Record Details

NHER Number:32711
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox, site of searchlight battery


A field survey in 1996 recorded the presence of a common 1940 type 22c pill box on this site. The majority of the shuttering had gone by this time. Aerial photography of the site by 1946 recorded possible roadways to the southeast, and this is known to have been the site of a searchlight battery during World War Two.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0911 8669
Map Sheet:TM08NE

Full description

Common 1940 type 22c pill box. Most shuttering gone.
Survey No. R3-5.
Information from [1].
See record form (S1) in file.
D. Walker (NLA), August 1996.

February 1946. RAF aerial photograph shows faint traces of circular structure and possible roadways to south-east of pill box - which is still shown on Ordance Survey maps at north end of hedge.

October 1998. Visit confirmed site as that of a searchlight battery.
[2] served here during the Second World War.
B. Cushion (NLA), 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 08/TM 0986/A.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.

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