Two Pickett-Hamilton Forts at Honington Airfield, 750m and 1.25km South West of Broomhill Cottages


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Second World War

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Suffolk County Council

District Council

St Edmundsbury Borough Council


Fakenham Magna

Parliamentary Constituency

West Suffolk

Grid Reference

OV894894 (589390, 275872)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.3478, 0.780895

Nearest Postcode

IP24 2QR

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A Second World War Pickett Hamilton Fort at Honington airfield. It was installed in late 1940 as part of the ground defences for RAF Hoinington airfield and was originally one of three on this site, of which two are still surviving. A fortified gun position designed in the form of a retractable pill box, the upper section of which could be lowered flush with the ground surface to avoid obstructing aircraft. A field visit in 2001 found the structure extant but in a poor condition.

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