SY4988 : Pillbox on Burton Common

taken 11 years ago, near to Burton Bradstock, Dorset, Great Britain

Pillbox on Burton Common
Pillbox on Burton Common
This hexagonal brick-built pillbox sits on Burton Common, above Burton Hive beach. Presumably it was constructed during the Second World War, to keep watch for enemy landings on this western stretch of Chesil Bank. It would not have been a particularly good place for a beach landing - the beach shelves rapidly and there is a very strong undertow (modern signs on the beach advise against swimming here). It is possible to get into this pillbox, through the original entrance on the left, although it contains rather a lot of litter.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 December, 2006
Category
Wartime relics   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 493 887 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.7434N 2:43.1518W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 493 887
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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