Monument record MCC4747 - WWII Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe


WWII pillbox.


Grid reference TM 0292 1644 (point)
Map sheet TM01NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Oct 1996: A double-ended, octagonal pillbox, bisects the sea wall at this point. It is 26ft long x 15ft wide and is constructed of concrete. The seaward three loopholes are closed and the landward loopholes are open. The earthen sea wall has been built higher since WWII, across the centre of the pillbox, and a small concrete retaining wall has been built to hold the earth.

One photo of site.<1>

Aug 2008: The condition of the pillbox appears not to have changed during the past 12 years.

One photo of site.<2>

See also <3>.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Photograph: Nash, Fred. 1996. Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe. 1 frame, October 1996.
  • <2> Photograph: Nash, Fred. 2008. Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe. 1 frame, August 2008.
  • <3> Photograph: Colchester Historic Buildings Forum. 2011. Digital photograph of 10-14 Vineyard Street, Colchester. Digital. Volume 1.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 12 2020 2:11PM

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