Monument record MCC4794 - WWII Pillbox, Bacon's Farm, Chappel


WWII Pillbox.


Grid reference TL 8971 2745 (point)
Map sheet TL82NE


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Full Description

High on a hillside, half buried in the thicket of a field boundary, a concrete, hexagonal pillbox looks out across the valley to the east. From this position, the view is particularly wide encompassing Chappel viaduct, the River Colne and Colchester Road on the east side of the river, to the high ground beyond the road. It is an anti-aircraft type with a central machine-gun well which retains its mounting pedestal and steel fittings. The pillbox measures approx. 21ft 4in across.

Three photos of site.<1>

See also <2>.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Photograph: Nash, Fred. 1997. Pillbox - three frames.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007. SURVEY OF WORLD WAR TWO DEFENCES IN THE BOROUGH OF COLCHESTER. VOLUME 1. Volume 1.

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Record last edited

Jun 15 2020 11:50AM

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