TF7637 : WW2 defences

taken 3 years ago, near to Docking, Norfolk, Great Britain

WW2 defences
WW2 defences
The concrete cone marks the location of one a Tett turret, a type of pillbox of which only very few were ever constructed. The only other known examples can be found on the edge of the disused aerodrome at Hornchurch in Essex. Other examples are reported from Sudbury in Suffolk (destroyed), which, like the Norfolk specimens was mounted on a brick structure instead of a vertical concrete pipe, and from the Isle of Man but it is not known if these still exist.

The Tett Turret comprises a rotating steel turret mounted onto a sunken concrete pipe but the recorded examples all have concrete turrets. The structures were designed to defend road junctions but they turned out to be far too cramped and were soon abandoned again. See also > LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 10 September, 2014
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Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 76 37 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.3566N 0:37.3814E
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