Record Details

NHER Number:32644
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox

Summary

A World War Two type 22 pill box is partially buried within the dunes to the east of Eccles-on-Sea. The pillbox is brick - shuttered with low doors. Two further possibly World War Two structures or structural fragments are visible on aerial photographs in 1946, although they cannot be distinguished from the surrounding dunes clearly enough to indicate their former defensive function.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4154 2869
Map Sheet:TG42NW
Parish:LESSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Common 1940 type 22 pill box buried in dunes. Brick shuttered with low doors.
Survey No. H2-28.
See record form in file by source [1].
D.Walker (NLA), July 1996.

THE CENTRAL GRID REFERENCE FOR THIS SITE HAS BEEN ALTERED FROM TG 4154 2866 TO TG 4154 2869.

April 2005. Norfolk NMP.
The World War Two type 22 pill box, partially buried within the dunes to the east of Eccles-on-Sea, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-2). The pillbox is centred on TG 4153 2869. In 1952 the front half of the hexagonal structure is visible sticking out of the dunes (S2). Two further possibly World War Two structures or structural fragments are visible on aerial photographs in 1946 (S1), although they cannot be distinguished from the surrounding dunes clearly enough to indicate their former defensive function. Both are quite angular and approximately 2m across. The site is centred on TG 4154 2869.
(S1-2)
S. Massey (NMP), 21 April 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 3098-9 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1952. RAF 540/690 5040-1 11-MAR-1952 (NMR).

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