Record Details

NHER Number:17017
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War One pillbox


An extant and very rare World War One concrete pillbox.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3000 3062
Map Sheet:TG33SW

Full description

Pill box. Opposite Bacton Wood Mill.
Unusual half-oval shape with rounded side to road by bridge. Concrete blocks.
First information from Pillbox Survey.
Accurate location by E. Rose, (NAU), 4 February 1981.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Unique World War I (type WIX) pillbox, made of concrete blocks.
Date 1916/18.
Survey No. H1-2.
D.Walker (NLA), August 1996.

September 2004. Norfolk NMP.
An extant World War One pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S2). The grid reference for this pillbox has been corrected from TG300306 to TG30013062.
J. Albone (NMP), 30 September 2004

Is this the “polygonal pillbox disguised as a barn” mentioned in NIAS records, without any other details, for Spa Common? No other such site is known there.
E. Rose (NLA), 12 June 2007.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War One - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1428 3333-4 16-APR-1946 (NMR).

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