Record Details

NHER Number:33409
Type of record:Building
Name:Motoring telephone box


This AA telephone box was installed before the 1950s and is the oldest one in Norfolk. It has an upright 'sentry box' pattern with a gable above each face and a door to the south. The box contains a telephone and shelving. It is painted black and yellow.


  • The oldest AA telephone box in Norfolk is situated just off the A149 in Brancaster  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 7890 4421
Map Sheet:TF74SE

Full description

Automobile Association Box, Brancaster Staithe.
Situated on former road now layby. Oldest box in East Anglia.
Upright 'sentry box' pattern with gable above each face, door to south; contains telephone and shelving. Dates from before 1950s and is one of the few of the pattern remaining. Painted black and yellow.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 29 January 1998.

This structure became dilapidated during 1999-2000, but by October 2001 has been fully restored.
E. Rose (NLA), 15 October 2001.

Monument Types

  • MOTORING TELEPHONE BOX (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF4456.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1239792.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Old AA box gets listing order. 21 May.

Related records - none

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