Record Details

NHER Number:32639
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox, Church Lane

Summary

A World War Two type 22 pillbox is located on Church Lane, Lessingham. A similarly positioned pillbox was located on Beach Road, 600m to the east (NHER 43390), although this has since been demolished. These pillboxes would have defended the inland approach from the coast in the event of an invasion.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4042 2882
Map Sheet:TG42NW
Parish:LESSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Common 1940 type 22 pill box with large concrete loops. Facing seawards.
Survey No. H2-23.
See record form in file by source [1].
D.Walker (NLA), July 1996.

September 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two type 22 pillbox is visible on aerial photographs on Beach Road, Lessingham (S2-S3). A similarly positioned pillbox was located on Church Lane, 600m to the west (NHER 32639), although this has since been demolished.. These pillboxes would have defended the inland approach from the coast in the event of an invasion.
S. Massey (NMP), 13 September 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 3097-8 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1981. OS/81081 167-9 17-AUG-1981 (NMR).

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2022 Norfolk Historic Environment Service