Monument record MCC4748 - WWII Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe
|Grid reference||TM 0353 1662 (point)|
|Civil Parish||LANGENHOE, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
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>.
- <1> SEX53019 Photograph: Nash, Fred. 1996. Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe. 1 frame, Oct 1996.
- <2> SEX68651 Photograph: Nash, Fred. 2008. Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe. 2 frames, Aug 2008.
- <3> SCC73474 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