Record Details

NHER Number:14242
Type of record:Building
Name:World War Two pillbox


A surviving World War Two Type 22 pillbox stands beside the railway. This pillbox may have been associated with an anti-aircraft gun or searchlight battery (NHER 33782) that was located close by.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9926 1625
Map Sheet:TF91NE

Full description

November 1978. Field Observation.
A World War Two Pillbox. The pillbox is polygonal, constructed of concrete coated in brick, with small square openings rather than slits.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 November 1978.

1995. Field Observation.
This is a common 1940 type 22 pillbox. The pillbox is now overgrown.
Information from source [1] and record form (S1).
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

This pillbox is presumably associated with NHER 33782, an anti-aircraft gun or searchlight battery.
B. Cushion (NLA), August 1998.
Information copied from description field for NHER 33782 by D. Robertson (NLA), 14 March 2006.

November 2007. Norfolk NMP.
A surviving World War Two Type 22 pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S2-S5). The earliest available aerial photographs showing this pillbox date from 1945 (S2) but it is likely that it was constructed around 1940. The pillbox is located at a road junction close to a railway bridge. It is possible that it was associated with an anti-aircraft gun or searchlight battery which was located immediately to the west of the railway line (NHER 33782).
J. Albone (NMP), 15 November 2007.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Kent, P.. 1995. KHJ 29.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/369 3027-8 08-JUN-1945 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/100 5238-9 30-MAR-1946 (NHER TF 9916A / TF 9916C).
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1980. NHER TF 9916E (NLA 95/APU13) 15-JUL-1980.
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1995. OS/95566 6-7 19-JUN-1995 (NMR).

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