MMO1373 - World War Two type 24 pillbox east of Porlockford Plantation (Monument)

Summary

The structure was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1941 and 1946 and was a slightly irregular hexagon with one wall longer than the other five and disguised with the addition of a false pitched roof. It was no longer visible in 1958.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR 8747/22 (MSO31206/014) (27 June 1941).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 3023-3024 (11 July 1946).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. RAF 58/2555 PSFO/P1 0148 (1 September 1958).
  • <4> Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 84 NE. MD000130.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8714 4752 (point) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • 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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