MMO1375 - World War Two type 24 pillbox northeast of Mariners Lodge (Monument)

Summary

A possible Second World War type 24 pillbox, visible as a structure, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1941 and 1946. It was a slightly irregular hexagon with one wall longer than the other five.

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Full Description

SS 8708 4721 A possible Second World War type 24 pillbox, visible as a structure, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1941 and 1946. Located on the eastern field boundary, halfway down a field overlooking Porlock Beach, about 140 metres east-north-east of `Gapperies' in West Porlock, the concrete pillbox is a slightly irregular hexagon, 6 metres at its widest point, with one wall longer than the other five. The structure was no longer visible in 1958. [1-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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>XY Archive: Crowther, S., Dickson, A. and Truscoe, K.. 2007. Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 84 NE. MD000130. [Mapped feature: #42903 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1453593, Extant 17 February 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8708 4721 (9m by 9m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE126
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1453593

Record last edited

Feb 17 2022 1:39PM

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