Monument record MCC7273 - WWII Pillbox on sea wall N of Pyefleet Channel

Summary

A 26' x 15' double-ended pillbox on the N bank of the Pyefleet Channel.

Location

Grid reference TM 0135 1522 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TM01NW
Civil Parish LANGENHOE, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A 26' x 15' double-ended pillbox on the N bank of the Pyefleet Channel. It is octagonal with two long sides bisecting the sea wall, made of concrete and is sited 80 yards from the Strood causeway. Machine-gun fire from the pillbox would have effectively swept the causeway denying it to an attacker. The original sea wall has been widened considerably as a result of tipping and thus only the roof of the N end of the pillbox can be seen, at ground level. The few exposed loopholes to the S are all blocked up. Two photos of site.<1>

See also <2>.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Photograph: Nash, Fred. 1993. SMR. two frames.
  • <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 2:08PM

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