Record Details

NHER Number:32543
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two Picket Hamilton fort at Norwich airport

Summary

A World War Two Picket Hamilton fort, one of three at Norwich airport (NHER 8137), formerly Horsham St Faith RAF station. It is a rare survival.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2137 1355
Map Sheet:TG21SW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Rare 1940 Picket Hamilton retractable pillbox. Survey No. M1-6.
Information from [1]. See record form (S1) in file.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

See NHER 32544 and 32545.

October 2012. One of the three pillboxes 32543-5 has been removed from the airport (due to a Civil Aviation Authority directive of some kind) and is now above ground at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum. The Museum hopes to restore it. Of the three, it is believed to be the pillbox 32543.
D. Gurney (HES), 17 October 2012.

Monument Types

  • PICKETT HAMILTON FORT (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

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.

Related records

8137Part of: Horsham St Faith airfield (Norwich Airport) (Monument)

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