|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Site of World War Two Type 24 pillbox on the line of the Norwich anti-tank ditch|
A World War Two Type 24 pillbox is visible as a structure on aerial photographs, situated on the inner bank of the anti-tank ditch (NHER 51893) that surrounded the city of Norwich during the period.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 2536 1151|
|Parish:||SPROWSTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK|
November 2008. Norfolk NMP.
A Type 24 pillbox (S1) is visible at TG 2536 1151, located on the inner bank of the anti-tank ditch (NHER 51893), showing on aerial photographs (S2)-(S5). It occupies a strategic position, being situated at a field corner, near to a crossing point in the ditch, which is further protected by anti-tank cubes on either side. More recent aerial photographs (S6) illustrate that the pillbox has since been destroyed.
E. Bales (NMP), 5 November 2008.
- PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/24) (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
- PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|<S1>||Monograph: Brown, I. & Lowry, B. (eds.). 1996. 20th century defences in Britain: an introductory guide.. p 81. |
|<S2>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/789 6055-6 10-SEPT-1945 (NMR). |
|<S3>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/776 6127-9 07-SEPT-1945 (NMR). |
|<S4>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1429 3010-11 16-APR-1946 (NMR). |
|<S5>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/2050 5038-45 06-MAY-1947 (NMR). |
|<S6>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 9856 06-AUG-1988 (NCC 1434). |
|51893||Related to: Site of World War Two defensive anti tank ditch around city of Norwich (Monument)|