Record Details

NHER Number:42140
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of a possible World War Two pillbox

Summary

A possible World War Two pillbox is visible on aerial photographs. A possible concrete structure is present on a field boundary on 1946 RAF aerial photographs. It had been removed by 1951.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 47512 10410
Map Sheet:TG41SE
Parish:MAUTBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A possible World War Two pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S1). It is located at TG 4751 1041. A concrete structure, possibly of hexagonal or circular form, is visible adjacent to a drainage ditch on July 1946 RAF aerial photographs (S1). It is possible that this is a World War Two pillbox, but its type cannot be determined. It is not clearly visible on June 1946 aerial photographs (S2), but may still have been camouflaged at that date. It is not present on 1951 aerial photographs and had presumably been demolished by that date (S3).
J. Albone (NMP), 01 November 2005

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 2030-1 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 4710A / TG 4810A).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 4014-5 27-JUN-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1951. RAF 540/465 4183 20-APR-1951 (NMR).

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