Record Details

NHER Number:32671
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox and Royal Observer Corps bunker


A World War Two type 22c pillbox stands here, 200m east of the A1065. A Royal Observer Corps bunker stands nearby, and this was used during the period 1957-68. The ventilation shaft of the bunker has been removed but it is otherwise intact with the internal furnishings still present.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8210 1119
Map Sheet:TF81SW

Full description

Common, type 22c pillbox 200m east of A1065. Royal Observer Corps observation point in brick on top. Date 1940. 'Bunker nearby'.
Survey No. K1-1.
Information from [1]. See record form in file.
D. Walker (NLA) August 1996.

Member of the public [2] notes the pillbox has metal shuttering to the loopholes and the bunker has equipment inside.
E. Rose (NLA) 18 May 1999.

The bunker was known as Swaffham Post and was in use 1957-1968. Ventilation shaft removed, otherwise intact. Internal furnishings remain including two knife batteries. The post on top of the pillbox is World War Two. See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA) July 2000.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS MONITORING POST (Mid 20th Century to Late 20th Century - 1957 AD to 1968 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Catford, N.. 1999. ROC Underground Posts in Norfolk.. NIAS Journal. pp 59ff.

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