SZ0382 : Fallen pillbox, Redend Point

taken 10 years ago, near to Studland, Dorset, Great Britain

Fallen pillbox, Redend Point
Fallen pillbox, Redend Point
The red beds exposed here are from the Tertiary sands extensively exposed to the north of the Isle of Purbeck. Coastal erosion as taken its toll on the pill box
In 1940 a network of defences was hastily built all over the British Isles to prevent an anticipated German invasion. The most common of these defences were called “pillboxes”, squat concrete forts that were sited at road junctions, canals and other strategic points.
With the passage of time it is estimated that less than 6,000 of a total of 28,000 pillboxes built still survive. They remain as permanent monuments and a silent tribute to the courage and tenacity of the British people during the dark days of 1940 when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany.
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Redend Point
Redend Point is a small headland at the southern end of Studland Bay. It is composed of red and yellow sands of Eocene age (Tertiary). There are some clays exposed as well. The area is one of the best exposures of these rocks on the area.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 April, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 037 828 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:38.7303N 1:56.8910W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 037 828
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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