Record Details

NHER Number:32421
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox


A World War Two pillbox set into the bank of the sea wall. The pillbox is associated with another pillbox nearby, NHER 12656, and aerial photographs taken in 1945 show both of them surrounded by a barbed wire enclosure, NHER 27856.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 87936 44212
Map Sheet:TF84SE

Full description

Quite rare, type 20/2 pill box north of NHER 12656 on other side of old railway line.
Survey No. C3-3.
Information from [1]. See (S1) in file.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

18 August 1999. Site visit.
Set into the bank of the sea wall. Remains of earth camouflage mound on top. Otherwise as before.
D. Gurney (NLA) 19 August 1999.

1945. RAF air photography.
Shows pillbox paired with NHER 12656, and both within a barbed wire enclosure (NHER 27856).
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. Stands on former sea bank.
See report (S2) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 28 April 2015.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2000.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

12656Related to: World War Two pillbox (Monument)
27856Related to: World War Two pillbox and barbed wire obstruction (Monument)

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