TF7636 : Norcon pillbox by Docking Hall

taken 8 years ago, near to Docking, Norfolk, Great Britain

Norcon pillbox by Docking Hall
Norcon pillbox by Docking Hall
It used to guard the driveway to the Hall which during the war was the headquarters for nearby RAF Bircham. Another pillbox of the same type is nearby, on the other side of the drive

Norcon pillboxes were made from pre-cast concrete pipes of 6 feet diameter. They are usually 4 feet high and have 6 loopholes, each measuring 4 x 10 inch, that were cut out of the sides of the pipe. They weigh 32 cwt and have 4 inch thick walls, and were deemed to be bullet-proof within 24 hours of casting. Norcon pillboxes were constructed without the use of steel re-inforcing and relied entirely on sandbags for the protection of their occupants. The arched opening at ground level seen at right is the entrance.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 20 December, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 20 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 76821 36843 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.9963N 0:37.6460E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 7682 3687
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