Record Details

NHER Number:18083
Type of record:Building
Name:World War One pillbox at Johnson's Yacht Station


A World War One pillbox is located at the west end of St Olave's Bridge. It is constructed of concrete and was built between 1916 and 1918. An office was placed on top of it in the mid 20th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 4565 9940
Map Sheet:TM49NE

Full description

Pillbox. West end of St Olave's Bridge.
Polygonal, concrete. Johnson's office of wood now built on top, and pediments added to gun slits.
First noted by Pillbox Survey.
Illustrated in (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 28 April 1982.

(S2) states that this structure dates from World War One.

Building Preservation Notice levied November 1997.
Listed Grade II in March 1998.

See record form (S3) in file by source [1], who adds rare, hexagonal World War One pillbox, concrete with steel doors.
Wooden office building sited on top. Date 1916 to 1918.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

January 2006.
Office is mid 20th century.
Information from (S4)
D. Robertson (NLA), 31 January 2006.

May 2006. Norfolk NMP.
The World War One pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S5). This structure is located within an area of barbed wire defences, which enclose and protect the river crossings, see NHER 43670 for details.
S. Massey (NMP), 17 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War One - 1916 AD to 1918 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 1997. Photographs of WW1 Pillbow, St Olaves, Haddiscoe. Black & white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF9708.
<S1>Monograph: Wills, H.. 1985. Pillboxes. p.23. p 4.
<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.
<S3>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S4>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1375496.
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF HLA/698 3037-8 08-APR-1944 (NMR).

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