Monument record MCC4748 - WWII Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe


WWII Pillbox.


Grid reference TM 0353 1662 (point)
Map sheet TM01NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Oct 1996: A double-ended, 'sea wall' pillbox, bisects the sea wall overlooking the Pyefleet Channel to the south and marshes to the north. The landward part is mainly under the earth as the sea wall has been built up since WWII. There is a central cross wall, constructed post-war, on the pillbox, to retain the excess earth.The seaward loopholes are closed.

One photo of site.<1>

Aug 2008: The seaward end of the pillbox has been completely covered in tarmaced stoning during the past 12 years and now appears as a large hump with nothing of the original structure, at this end, showing.

Two photos of site.<2>

See also <3>.

Sources/Archives (3)

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

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Record last edited

Jun 12 2020 2:12PM

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