Record Details

NHER Number:51901
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 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

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2509 1171
Map Sheet:TG21SE
Parish:SPROWSTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2008. Norfolk NMP.
A Type 24 pillbox (S1) is visible at TG 2509 1172, located on the inner bank of the anti-tank ditch (NHER 51893), showing on aerial photographs until 1947 (S2)-(S4). It occupies a strategic position, being situated near to a field corner and a crossing point in the ditch, which is further protected by anti-tank cubes on either side. More recent aerial photographs (S5) illustrate that the pillbox has since been destroyed.
E. Bales (NMP), 5 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>Monograph: Brown, I. & Lowry, B. (eds.). 1996. 20th century defences in Britain: an introductory guide..
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/776 6127-9 07-SEP-1945 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/776 6186-9 07-SEP-1945 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/2050 5038-45 06-MAY-1947 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 9906 06-AUG-1988 (NCC 1483).

Related records

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