Monument record MCC4753 - WWII Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe


WWII pillbox.


Grid reference TM 0585 1663 (point)
Map sheet TM01NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Oct 1996: A double-ended pillbox bisects the sea wall overlooking South Geedon Creek to the north and the marshes to the south. The landward end is almost completely buried with just a small part projecting from the bank, but the seaward end is completely exposed and intact although the action of the sea is now undermining this end. The seaward loopholes are sealed. Across the top is a small post-war earth-retaining wall.

Two photos of site.<1>

Aug 2008: In 2005/2006 the seawall was repaired along this section, with rock armour and brick shuttering. In addition, the previous undermining was filled in with concrete and the pillbox is now a stable structure.

Two photos of site.<2>

See also <3>.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Photograph: Nash, Fred. 1996. Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe. 2 frames, Aug 1996.
  • <2> Photograph: Nash, Fred. 2008. Pillbox, sea wall, Langenhoe. 2 frames, Oct 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 2:16PM

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