MMO1369 - World War Two type 24 pillbox on Porlock Beach (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
SS 8709 4765 A Second World War type 24 pillbox, visible as a structure, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1941. Located on the shingle of Porlock Beach about 430 metres northeast of Porlock Vale House, the concrete pillbox is a slightly irregular hexagon, 6.7 metres at its widest point, with one wall longer than the other five. In 1941 the roof of the pillbox had eight raised circular features, of unknown function but possibly to aid camouflage; seven placed around the edge of the structure and one in the centre of the roof. The structure was extant in 1958 but no longer visible in 1979. [1-3]
- <1> SMO4069 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR 8747/22 (MSO31206/014) (27 June 1941).
- <2> SMO4069 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. RAF 58/2555 PSFO/P1 0148 (1 September 1958).
- <3> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 157-158 (17 April 1979).
- <4> SMO7541 Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 84 NE. MD000130.
|Grid reference||SS 8708 4765 (point) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1453587 (Original Monarch entry: 1453587)
- Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 tidal
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE120
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1453587
- Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)
Record last edited
Aug 17 2020 12:19PM
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