Record Details

NHER Number:38523
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible World War One or Two pillbox

Summary

A possible pillbox dating to World War One or Two is visible as a surviving structure on vertical aerial photographs from 1946. Later photographs indicate that it was demolished prior to 1965. It may be the same as the pillbox recorded with an approximate grid reference 140m to its east (NHER 16795), which is believed to have dated to World War Two.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2415 3566
Map Sheet:TG23NW
Parish:THORPE MARKET, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2004. Norfolk NMP.
A possible pillbox dating to World War One or Two is visible as a surviving structure on aerial photographs from 1946 (S1), centred at TG 2416 3567. It is likely to be the same as the World War Two pillbox recorded at an approximate location 140m to its east (NHER 16795) but this has not been verified. It also lies close to two pillboxes dating to World War One (NHER 16794 and 28842).

The shape of the pillbox is not clear on the consulted aerial photographs. It has been mapped as a circular building with a diameter of 5.7m but it could be hexagonal. Although at least part of it may be visible on aerial photographs taken later in 1946 (S2) and in 1963 (S3), it appears to have been demolished prior to 1965 (S4). In the absence of other evidence, it also remains possible that the feature visible on aerial photographs is not a pillbox.
(S1-4)
S. Tremlett (NMP), 23 March 2004.

April 2004.
Nothing at this location now, just a ploughed field and road verge.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 April 2004.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War One to World War Two - 1914 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1430 4433-4 16-APR-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1636 4312-3 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1963. RAF 58/5762 0098-9 06-JUN-1963 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1965. MAL 65032 125-6 26-APR-1965.

Related records - none

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