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Fortified windmill [wind pump] with brick blast wall added to doorway. Five loopholes on the ground floor. 3 loopholes on the first floor.
(Source: Field Visit 1997/09/20)
Old wind pump tower, fortified with embrasures cut at two levels - five on the lower floor and three above (no floor now in place). Brick blast wall at entrance. A very fine structure, and an important survival.
(Source: Field Visit 2002/07/29)
Pillbox at Ludham Bridge. Documentary source. Probably this site. Cassini ref. 83073499. Manned by 9 Bn Royal Berkshire Regt.
(Source: Document 1941/07/15)

Location Near E bank of River Ant, N of Ludham Bridge.
Area Ludham, Norfolk, England
Grid reference TG 3717 1723 (Scale: 1:50000 )
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Clay Brick, Concrete
Recorder Farthing, Geoff (Pillbox Study Group)
Defence grouping Eastern Command: II Corps Demolition Belt FI - Built as demolition belt formed entirely by the River Bure from Great Yarmouth to Ingworth. By 13 July 1940 19 bridges had been prepared for demolition (14 road, 5 railway). No pillboxes were ordered but Acle, Coltishall, and Aylsham were defended as nodal points (see relevant groups).
Ludham nodal point - Defences of Ludham category 'B' nodal point in No.4 region. Cassini ref. G82. [Source: List of Nodal Points in Eastern Command, 1940 - PRO WO 199/544].
Photographs View of DEFENDED BUILDING - S0002348 View of DEFENDED BUILDING - S0002348 View of DEFENDED BUILDING - S0002348

(5) - two internal, three external
Adjacent sites Spigot mortar mounting at TG 372172
DOB site reference: S0002348
Original Reference 7677
Reference 1999/11 Silent Sentinels: The story of Norfolk's fixed defences during the twentieth century
1985 Pillboxes: A Study of UK Defences
1995 Norfolks Fixed Defences in the Two World Wars
1941/07/15 9 Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment Defence Scheme
Event Field Visit, On 1996/09/20
Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 2002/07/29

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