Record Details

NHER Number:31129
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox, Mill Close


The site of a World War Two brick shuttered, polygonal Type 22 pillbox that now forms the base of a modern telecoms mast. This pillbox, and another to the immediate southeast (NHER 52471), along with searchlight batteries to the south (NHER 34192 & 52467) provided protection for the Stoke Holy Cross radar station to the northwest (NHER 14227).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2620 0262
Map Sheet:TG20SE

Full description

Pillbox. Type 22 (polygonal) with unusual openings.
Brick shuttered, now used as base for Telecom mast. Originally protected radar mast to north.
Information from member of the public [1].
Survey form in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 29 March 1995.

Also ?World War II anti-aircraft artillery in this area?
See file.
D.Gurney (NLA) 28 January 1997.

November 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The site of a type 22 World War Two pillbox is visible on aerial photographs located on an area of higher ground to the south of Stoke Road, Poringland (S2). The pillbox is centred on TG 2620 0262. The aerial photographs have revealed the former presence of another type 22 pillbox 150m to the east (NHER 52471), which would have protected the southern approach to the radar station and also the searchlight emplacement to the immediate south (NHER 34192).
S. Horlock (NMP), 04 November 2009.

Monument Types

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22) (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two to 21st Century - 1939 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Kent, P.. 1995. KHJ 26-27.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 SE M.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Serial: Dobinson, C.S.. 1996. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England.. Vol I.4, p 590.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1949. RAF 541/390 4016-8 10-NOV-1949 (NMR).

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