TM0066 : Pillbox by the side of Wheeler's Lane

taken 6 years ago, near to Long Thurlow, Suffolk, Great Britain

Pillbox by the side of Wheeler's Lane
Pillbox by the side of Wheeler's Lane
Largely hidden beneath the brambles and forming part of the old airfield defences, a type I don't recognise.
I am now told that this is a control centre for co-ordinating the defence of the airfield rather than a simple pillbox. The structure is largely subterranean, consisting of two separate "rooms" and the observation cupola which is the bit shown in the photograph. This type of fortification was apparently entered via a trap door at ground level but any evidence of such an entrance is now buried under a mound of earth and prickly vegetation.
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TM0066, 3 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  Defence, Military 
Former (from Tags)
Airfield 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 0059 6658 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:15.6477N 0:56.2695E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 0059 6658
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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