Machine Gun PillboxBack Lady Ann’s Road, Holkham, Norfolk
One of a pair of machine gun pillboxes forming the last line of defences for Holkham beach.
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Vickers Machine guns were generally sited in pairs and used for two purposes in coastal defence landscapes – either to enfilade beaches or to form a rear line of defence in order to cover beach exits. The pillbox at Holkham falls into the latter category and was one of a pair that were sited on a former railway line that runs parallel to Holkham beach. The pillbox itself is effectively two pillboxes joined together to allow for a greater field of fire. The second pillbox for this machine gun group can be seen in the adjacent field and another pair was positioned further to the west.