Record Details

NHER Number:18494
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War One pillbox to south of Acle New Road, Great Yarmouth


A World War One polygonal pillbox still stands just to the south of New Road, Great Yarmouth (the A47). It has been visited on the ground and is also visible on aerial photographs. It is one of two such pillboxes (the other is recorded as NHER 18493) which lie on either side of the road and were presumably sited to control access along it.


  • World War One pillbox, Great Yarmouth.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 5061 0890
Map Sheet:TG50NW

Full description

November 1982. Visit. South side Acle New Road. Formerly part of Reedham Parish.
Pill box, polygonal, concrete, part of camouflage mound remains on top.
E. Rose (NAU), 4 November 1982.

(S1) states that this structure dates from World War One

See (S2) and (S3).
D. Gurney (NLA) 17 November 1996.

February 2006. Norfolk NMP.
NMP mapping has led to the alteration of the central grid reference of the site from TG 5051 0890 to TG 5062 0891.

The World War One polygonal pillbox described above is visible as an extant structure on aerial photographs, e.g. (S4). The camouflaging mound of earth on its roof is also visible but has not been mapped by the NMP. It may have been reused during World War Two but there is no clear evidence of this on the consulted aerial photographs, e.g. (S5).
S. Tremlett (NMP), 9 February 2006.

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>Article in Serial: Bird, S.. 1991. The Fixed Defences of North and East Norfolk in the Two World Wars.. NIAS Journal. Vol 5 (No 1), pp 3-34.
<S2>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S3>Photograph: 1995. RDS 17. 505089. World War One pillbox..
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89047 330-1 18-MAR-1989 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/LA/21 4034-5 04-JUL-1944 (NMR).

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18493Related to: World War One pillbox to north of Acle New Road, Great Yarmouth (Monument)

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