TG0506 : Pillbox, Runhall

taken 7 years ago, near to Coston, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Pillbox, Runhall
Pillbox, Runhall
Runhall :: TG0507

Runhall is a village and civil parish in Norfolk. It covers an area of 11.98 km2 and had a population of 365 in 137 households at the 2001 census.
Its church, All Saints, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. The village has no other services.
The civil parish also contains the villages of Brandon Parva, Coston and Welborne. These were separate parishes before being merged with Runhall in 1935.

Pillboxes

In 1940 a network of defences was hastily built all over Britain to prevent an expected German invasion. The most common of these defences were called “pillboxes”, squat concrete forts that were sited at road junctions, canals and other strategic points.

With the passage of time it is estimated that fewer than 6,000 of a total of 28,000 pillboxes built still survive. They remain as permanent monuments and a silent tribute to the courage and tenacity of the British people during the dark days of 1940 when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany.

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TG0506, 66 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 0547 0671 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.1558N 1:2.0334E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 0548 0680
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