Record Details

NHER Number:17111
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War One pillbox


A World War One concrete pillbox survives at this location. It is circular in shape and is of a quite rare type. This defensive structure appears on aerial photographs that were taken in 1994.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1833 4053
Map Sheet:TG14SE

Full description

Very small and round - unusual.
A. Lawson (NAU) 10 March 1981.

Noted by Pillbox Survey as having gunports of varying heights. Illustration in (S1: p2).
(S2) states that this structure dates from World War One.

See record form in file by [1], who adds:
Quite rare World War One pillbox, date 1916/18.
Survey No. D3-8.
D.Walker (NLA) July 1996.

Local interest in and care for the pillbox has resulted in some repair work to the concrete and metal shutters, and there is enthusiasm for designation (S4).
D. Gurney (HES), 02 February 2012.

Norfolk NMP. August 2003.
A World War One circular pillbox can clearly be seen next to the road on Ordnance Survey 1994 aerial photographs (S3). The structure was previously recorded by the Norfolk defensive structures survey (D3-8) and noted to be quite rare, dating to 1916-1918. Built of individual concrete blocks and with gunports of varying heights. Interior and exterior photographs of this pillbox can be found in (S1).
H. Clare (NMP) 7 August 2003.

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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Wills, H.. 1985. Pillboxes. A Study of UK Defences 1940. p.17.
<S2>Article in Serial: Bird, C.. 1991. The Fixed Defences of North and East Norfolk in the Two World Wars.. NIAS Journal. Vol 5 No1, pp 3-34. pp 3-34.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1994. OS/94149 032-3 31-MAY-1994.

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