Record Details

NHER Number:32418
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox


A concrete World War Two pillbox, associated with another nearby pillbox, NHER 12654. Aerial photographs taken in 1945 show the two pillboxes surrounded by a barbed wire enclosure, NHER 27855.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8912 4427
Map Sheet:TF84SE

Full description

Quite rare type 20/2 pill box (date 1940). Situated to west of road and north of old railway.
Survey No. C3-4.
Information from [1]. See (S1) in file.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

1945. RAF air photography.
Shows pillbox, paired with NHER 12654 and both within a barbed wire enclosure.
See NMP plot in file.
A. Miller (Suffolk CC NMP).
D. Gurney (NLA), 13 February 2002.

2000. Field Observation and Desk-based Assessment.
Site visited and considered as part of archaeological assessment of Holkham Estate.
Good condition. On grass verge next to Lady Ann's Drive.
See report (S2) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 28 April 2015.

March 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The barbed wire defences associated with this pillbox are now recorded as NHER 27855.
M. Brennand (NMP), 31 March 2002.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: NMP Plot.
---Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/374 Frames 4063-4 (NMR).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2000. The Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Archaeological Survey (Final Report). Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 532.

Related records

27855Related to: World War Two barbed wire obstruction (Monument)
12654Related to: World War Two pillbox (Monument)

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