Record Details

NHER Number:17497
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two Type 22 pillbox


A World War Two Type 22 pillbox survives in a hedgeline to the south of Loddon. It has been recorded on the ground, is visible on aerial photographs, and is depicted by modern Ordnance Survey maps. Its loopholes are of an unusual form.


  • World War Two pillbox, Loddon.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TM 3636 9779
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

Pill box.
Hexagonal, concrete, in hedge on hilltop (now by bypass).
Information from Pillbox Survey.
Checked by E. Rose (NAU) 20 August 1981.

See (S1) in file by source [1], who adds:
Common World War Two type 22 pillbox standing on crest of hill to north of bypass facing east. Unusual loopholes and brick interior.
Survey No. S2-2.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

July 2007. Norfolk NMP.
The World War Two Type 22 pillbox described above is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs (S2)-(S3), centred at TM 3636 9779. It is also depicted by modern Ordnance Survey 1:2500 mapping.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 19 July 2007.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22) (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • 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: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/930 4071-2 16-OCT-1945 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1968. MAL 68007 049-50 24-FEB-1968 (NMR).

Related records - none

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