Record Details

NHER Number:51899
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two Type 24 pillbox on the line of the Norwich anti-tank ditch

Summary

A World War TwoType 24 pillbox is as an extant structure visible on aerial photographs, situated just inside the anti-tank ditch (NHER 51893) that surrounded the city of Norwich during the period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2646 1085
Map Sheet:TG21SE
Parish:SPROWSTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2008. Norfolk NMP.
A Type 24 pillbox is visible at TG 2646 1085, located inside the anti-tank ditch (NHER 51893), showing on (S1)-(S5). It occupies a strategic position, being situated at a field corner, approximately 14m to the southeast of a spigot mortar emplacement (NHER 51898), presumably placed to defend a 90 degree bend in the anti-tank ditch at this point, as it follows the field boundary to the north of a substantial wooded area, Racecourse plantation. More recent aerial photographs (S5) illustrate that the pillbox has since been destroyed.
E. Bales, (NMP) 6 November 2008.

Monument Types

  • 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>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/789 6055-6 10-SEPT-1945 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/789 6029-30 10-SEP-1945 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1143 5025-6 29-JAN-1946 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/2050 5038-45 06-MAY-1947 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 9856 06-AUG-1988 (NCC 1434).

Related records

51893Related to: Site of World War Two defensive anti tank ditch around city of Norwich (Monument)
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