World War One Pillbox, Johnsons Yacht Station, Haddiscoe, Norfolk

World War One Pillbox, Johnsons Yacht Station, Haddiscoe, Norfolk
Photograph taken 17 August 2005 © Mr Chris Durrant. Source Historic England Archive ref: 466394

This World War One pillbox is built of concrete with steel doors. It was built around 1916. An office building was built on top which made it more useful and acted as camouflage. Concrete pillboxes were built to the same basic design in both wars. They were placed along the coast and on rivers to protect soldiers defending against invasion. The slits allowed them to fire at enemy troops. A number of them are still standing. This one guarded St Olave's bridge.

Location

Norfolk Haddiscoe

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

Tags

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