Record Details

NHER Number:38849
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A type 20 World War Two pillbox is visible on aerial photographs on the promenade inbetween Cromer Pier and the Gangway to the east. Several other pillboxes were positioned along the promenade, with an additional two pillboxes and scaffolding to the east, NHER 32576, NHER 38832 to 3, and a group of three pillboxes and gun emplacements to the west on the end of the Pier, NHER 38850 to 1.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 22033 42271
Map Sheet:TG24SW
Parish:CROMER, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2004. Norfolk NMP.
A type 20 World War Two pillbox is visible on aerial photographs situated on the promenade inbetween Cromer Pier and the Gangway to the east (S1-3). The pillbox is located within one of the semi-circular promontories that project seaward from the promenade at TG 2203 4227. The pillbox was built inbetween October 1940 (S4) and August 1941 (S1-3) and has been demolished by June 1946 (S5). Several other pillboxes were positioned along the promenade, with an additional two pillboxes and scaffolding to the east (NHER 32576, 38832-3) and a group of three pillboxes and gun emplacements to the west on the end of the Pier (NHER 38850-1).

The pillbox is 5m square with a blast wall to the south, clearly visible on an oblique aerial photograph from 1941 (S6). This shape would indicate that it is a type 20 pillbox.
S. Massey (NMP), 13 October 2004.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. NMR TG 2142/15 (MSO 31254 S449/H52 5) 28-AUG-1941.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. NMR TG 2242/14 (MSO 31255 S378/H50 44) 07-AUG-1941.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. RAF S/378 84-6 07-AUG-1941 (NMR).
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. NMR TG 2242/7 (MSO 31024 26/BR14/17 5306) 15-OCT-1940.
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 4186-7 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 2141A, TG 2241A).
<S6>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. NMR TG 2142/9 (MSO 31024 26/BR14/17 5307) 15-OCT-1940.

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