Record Details

NHER Number:15295
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two observation tower


A tall brick observation tower dating from World War Two. The beacon is probably linked to nearby World War Two bomb targets, see NHER 12833. For a second tower, see NHER 50443.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 673 219
Map Sheet:TF62SE

Full description

Northeast Warren Farm.

18 September 1979. Visited by E. Rose (NAU)
Very tall brick structure; four square brick columns connected at top with concrete lintels and lower down by iron rods.
Probably a wartime beacon connected with bomb targets to northeast (NHER 12833).

One of two quadrant towers (NHER 15295 and NHER 50443). It is thought that both towers had a wooden superstructure attached by bolts to the concrete ring beam sitting on top of the piers. Both towers show some concrete foundations at the base indicating where a ladder was mounted for access.
See (S1).
D. Gurney (HES), 22 November 2011.

This tower was previously mapped at [1] but the mapping has been amended to correspond with the Ordnance Survey map.
A. Beckham (HES), 28 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • BEACON (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Website: Airfield Information Exchange. 2011. [unknown].

Related records - none

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