Monument record MCC7255 - WWII Pillbox (destroyed) at Hall Farm, East Mersea


ECC archives lists a pillbox at Hall Farm.


Grid reference Centred TM 0545 1398 (39m by 39m) (FCE)
Map sheet TM01SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

ECC archives lists a pillbox at Hall Farm situated at Map Ref. (old) 501322.<1> It is recalled that an old plan of the estate showed a pillbox standing in the position indicated by the archives.<2> It stood in a hedge behind a boundary drainage ditch 20/30 yards from the edge of what is now the caravan park. From here it would have had a wide field of fire SE to the coast some quarter of a mile distant. Two photos of site.<3>

See also <4>.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> LIST: unknown. 1968. War Time Contraventions 1968. West Mersea.
  • <2> Verbal communication: local resident. unknown. PERS COMM by wartime landowner.
  • <3> Photograph: Nash, Fred. 1993. SMR. two frames.
  • <4> 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 2:00PM

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