TL4963 : Pillbox by the Cam

taken 10 years ago, near to Clayhithe, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Pillbox by the Cam
Pillbox by the Cam
Described by the Council of British Archaeology as "Standard type 24 thick walled, shell proof pillbox. Pillbox placed on concrete raft. Built using wood shuttering."

From what I can gather, this and TL4760 : Pillbox by the Cam and the railway line were part of the GHQ defence line, intended to hold a German invasion on the east coast thrusting towards the industrial midlands. It is strange to think that a small river like the Cam was perceived as a major obstacle to an advancing Panzer division, and probably fortunate this theory was not put to the test.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 31 January, 2008
Category
Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 494 637 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:15.1197N 0:11.2670E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 494 637
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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