Record Details

NHER Number:17124
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War One pillbox


A World War One pillbox which was demolished in around 1990.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2129 3571
Map Sheet:TG23NW

Full description

Pill box.
Concrete blocks, half round, no wall towards road, suggesting original circular and part demolished.
First noted by Pillbox Survey.
Accurate location by E. Rose (NAU) 18 March 1981.

See (S1) which adds:
World War I pillbox, about 1916/18. Destroyed in about 1990. Was situated on crossroads with A140.
Survey No. G1-4.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

February 2004, Norfolk NMP
NMP mapping has led to the alteration of the centre grid reference for the site from TG 2130 3571 to TG 2131 3569.

The circular pillbox described above and believed to date to World War One is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs from 1969 (S2). The western half is visible on vertical aerial photographs from 1988 (S3).
S. Tremlett (NMP), 16 February 2004

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War One - 1914 AD to 1918 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: Ordnance Survey. 1969. OS/69038 094-5 04-APR-1969 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 2367-8 03-SEP-1988 (NCC 4561-2).

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