Monument record MCC4749 - WWII Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe


WWII Pillbox.


Grid reference TM 0421 1678 (point)
Map sheet TM01NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Oct 1996: A double-ended pillbox originally bisected the sea wall here, but, although the landward end still survives under the built-up sea wall, the seaward end has been demolished leaving the central inner cross-wall exposed. It can be seen that there was an opening on each side of this wall to move from one end of the pillbox to the other and these openings have now been concreted up to prevent the sea from entering the landward end. The thickness of the walls and roof is 14in.

Two photos of site.<1>

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

See also <2>.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Photograph: Nash, Fred. 1996. Pillbox.
  • <2> 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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Record last edited

Jun 12 2020 2:13PM

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