TQ6851 : Pillbox in Nettlestead Place Grounds

taken 9 years ago, near to Nettlestead, Kent, Great Britain

Pillbox in Nettlestead Place Grounds
Pillbox in Nettlestead Place Grounds
Wartime relic beside railway in far corner of historic houses grounds.
Railway in front leads left to Yalding/Paddock Wood from Wateringbury/ Maidstone.
Pillboxes
"Pillboxes" were military bunkers built during World War II in 1940 and into 1941. They were built in strategic places near Rivers, Railways and road junctions, creating a network of defences across Great Britain. 28,000 pill boxes were built, and about a fifth still survive. The construction was typically in concrete, sometimes with bricks externally which was used as shuttering during the construction. They came in different shapes and sizes; most common in hexagonal and octagonal shapes.

The largest number of pill boxes are found in the South-East of England closest to the threat of German invaders.

Pillbox study group LinkExternal link

Defence of Britain Archive LinkExternal link


Keywords: Pillbox, Pill Box, WWII
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 March, 2009
Category
Wartime relics   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 685 518 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.4489N 0:24.7920E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 685 518
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