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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Protected Status

  • None recorded

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]

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 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
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1453593

Record last edited

Jul 25 2016 8:49AM

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