Record Details

NHER Number:32698
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two type 22 pillbox


A World War Two type 22 pillbox is set low in the corner of the garden, covering the junction with Mill Lane. It dates to 1940 and is a fairly common variety but has a rare flint cladding.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8706 8251
Map Sheet:TL88SE

Full description

April 1994. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey. Survey No. Q3-5.
Common 1940 type 22 pillbox with rare flint cladding set low in the corner of a garden covering the junction with Mill Lane.
See (S1-2) for further details.
D. Walker (NLA) August 1996.
Updated H. Hamilton (NLA), 03 July 2008.

This is likely the pillbox located on the site of the Nunsgate estate which is noted in (S3) as having been inhabited by an eccentric in the 1950's.
E. Rose (NAU) 6 January 1997.
(Previously recorded under NHER 5760).

The mapped location of this record has been corrected - previously incorrectly mapped as a point at TL 8704 8255.
P. Watkins (HES), 13 November 2018.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1940 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Kent, P.. 1994. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey record form.
<S2>Photograph: Kent, P.. 1994. KHF 5.
<S3>Monograph: Osborne, D.. 1996. Thetford: A Century Remembered. From 1900 to the present day.. p 89.

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