Monument record LWT 079 - Two World War II pillboxes adjacent to railway line, surrounded by barbed wire, dismantled by 1941.

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Two pillboxes adjacent to a railway line and surrounded by barbed wire are visible in 1940, but the barbed wire is dismantled by 1941


Grid reference Centred TM 54339 96240 (134m by 118m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Two type 26 square pillboxes can be seen at TM54329624 and TM54359623 on 1940 aerial photographs (S1). They have associated linear features - possibly trenches or additonal parts of the structure. The pillboxes are situated on either side of a railway line, and each appears to be surrounded by barbed wire, which buts up to the railway line. The pillboxes can also be seen on 1941 aerial photographs (S2), but the surrounding barbed wire is no longer visible, presumably having been dismantled. The possible trench features associated with the pillboxes can just about be seen in these photos. The same can be said of 1944 photographs (S3).
Second World War square pillbox set in the East side of the railway embankment, Gunton (S4).
Second World War square pillbox set in the West side of the railway embankment, Gunton (S5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR236 FrmsA13-A14 19-Jul-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S/423 H13 1416 Frms79-81 20-Aug-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. HLA/686 Frms 3200-3201 2-Mar-1944.
  • <S4> Index: English Heritage. Pastscape.
  • <S5> Index: English Heritage. Pastscape.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Feb 21 2022 1:29PM

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