Record Details

NHER Number:17379
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox


An extant World War Two pillbox is present at a road junction. This is a standard hexagonal type 22 pillbox. It is visible on 1946 RAF and later aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 46054 12124
Map Sheet:TG41SE

Full description

Pill box.
Hexagonal, concrete.
First noted by Pillbox Survey.
Confirmed by E. Rose (NAU) 27 June 1981.

Still extant 28 April 2000.
E. Rose (NAU).

October 2005. Norfolk NMP.
An extant World War Two pillbox is visible on contemporary and later aerial photographs (S1-S2). This pillbox is located at TG 46055 12125 overlooking a road junction 270m to the south of Thrigby church. The earliest available aerial photographs showing this hexagonal pillbox date to 1946 (S1) but it is likely that it was constructed in about 1940. It was not recorded as part of the Defence of Britain project but is listed as a type 22 pillbox in (S3).
J. Albone (NMP), 04 October 2005

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.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 5027-8 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 4512A / TG 4612A).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1982. OS/82080 034-5 05-MAY-1982.
<S3>Monograph: Bird, C.. 1999. Silent sentinels: the story of Norfolk's fixed defences during the twentieth century.. p 78.

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