MMO1373 - World War Two type 24 pillbox east of Porlockford Plantation (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
SS 8714 4753 A possible Second World War type 24 pillbox, visible as a structure, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1941 and 1946. Located overlooking Porlock Beach on a field boundary adjacent to Porlockford Plantation, the concrete pillbox is a slightly irregular hexagon, 6.5 metres at its widest point, with one wall longer than the other five. In 1941 the pillbox's function was disguised with the addition of a false pitched roof, constructed from what appears to be corrugated iron sheeting, though this has been removed by 1946. The structure was no longer visible in 1958. [1-4]
- <1> SMO4069 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR 8747/22 (MSO31206/014) (27 June 1941).
- <2> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 3023-3024 (11 July 1946).
- <3> SMO4069 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. RAF 58/2555 PSFO/P1 0148 (1 September 1958).
- <4> SMO7541 Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 84 NE. MD000130.
|Grid reference||SS 8714 4752 (point) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Related Events/Activities (1)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1453591 (Original Monarch entry: 1453591)
- Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE124
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1453591
Record last edited
Jul 25 2016 8:49AM
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