Record Details

NHER Number:18918
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox


A rare circular pillbox of about 1940, standing in the corner of a bomb dump at RAF Coltishall. It still has the remains of its iron frame and wires on top that were the framework of its camouflage.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2726 2213
Map Sheet:TG22SE

Full description

Southeast corner of Coltishall airfield.
Pill box.
Circular, concrete, on concrete high base.
Iron frame with wire netting overgrown by creeper still remains on top as camouflage.
This confirms that circular pill boxes are not all World War One in date. First noted by Pillbox Survey.
E. Rose (NAU), 15 March 1983.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Rare circular pillbox (Air Ministry type 2), of about 1940. Stands in corner of bomb dump, painted grey/green.
Survey No. G4-10.
D.Walker (NLA) July 1996.

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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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