Monument record ADT 070 - First World War pillbox

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The site of a First World War pillbox in Alderton, which survives in good condition.


Grid reference Centred TM 3452 4241 (6m by 6m)
Map sheet TM34SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

WWI pillbox in Alderton in good condition.
Single-storey, circular plan, flat concrete roof, carried on corrugated steel sheets supported by two steel joists. Small double- armoured doors close a low entrance. 4 wide splay embrasures staggered in height. Pillbox raised up on bank to allow fire over hedge to E.
(Source: Field Visit 1995/06/05; S1; S2)

February 2016. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The site of this First World War pillbox is visible on aerial photographs (S3).
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 16th February 2016.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Machine readable data file: Website. Defence of Britain Database,S0006396, 01/06/2007.
  • <S2> Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. SORN: S0006396.
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/832 RS 4085-4086 23-SEP-1945 (EHA Original Print).

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 8 2016 10:29AM

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