Record Details

NHER Number:15383
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two pillbox survived at this location until the early 1980s when it fell over the cliff edge. It had a mount for a light anti aircraft gun on its roof and was part of a large World War Two military site (NHER 39118).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2970 3798
Map Sheet:TG23NE
Parish:GIMINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1979. Visit.
Pillbox. Octagonal, brick, machine gun position on top. About to fall over cliff.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 October 1979.

See record form (S1) in file by source [1], who adds: Common, type 22 pillbox with rare light anti aircraft mount. About 1940. Now destroyed (over cliff).
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

December 2004. Norfolk NMP.
The pillbox described above is not visible on the consulted aerial photographs, some of which date back to the 1940s, at the given location (TG 2970 3798). It seems most likely that the site actually refers to a hexagonal pillbox mapped at TG 2952 3806, which forms part of NHER 39118. This still stood on the cliff edge in 1984 (S2).
S. Tremlett (NMP), 21 December 2004.

May to November 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Survey.
This pillbox may have been recorded as NHER 41582. Therefore, this pillbox is possibly also covered by NHER 39118 and 41582.
See assessment report (S3) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
D. Robertson (NLA), 6 January 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 July 2019.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1984. CUCAP RC8GS089-90 15-JUN-1984 (CUCAP).
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1045.

Related records

39118Related to: Site of World War Two military complex (Monument)
41582Related to: World War Two pillbox (Monument)

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