Record Details

NHER Number:51900
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 Two Type 24 pillbox is visible as a structure on aerial photographs, situated on the inside line of the anti-tank ditch (NHER 51893) that surrounded the city of Norwich during the period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2746 1009
Map Sheet:TG21SE
Parish:THORPE ST ANDREW, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2008. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two Type 24 pillbox, located at TG 2746 1009, is visible as an extant structure on aerial photos (S1)-(S6). The site lay to the east of Pound Lane, just inside the anti-tank ditch that surrounded Norwich to the north and east (NHER 51893). The pillbox is one of several such defences located along the line of the ditch; see NHER 51898-9 located 1.25km to the northwest, for example. More recent aerial photographs (S6) 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. 1942. RAF HLA/447 (FP) 24-5 30-APR-1942 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/789 6148-52 10-SEP-1945 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1143 5001-2 29-JAN-1946 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/2050 5212-6 06-MAY-1947 (NMR).
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. NMR TG 2709/5 (RAF 30009 CPE/UK/2362 SFFO-0062-63) 16-OCT-1947.
<S6>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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