ST4942 : Type 29 Pill Box on 'Stop Line Green'

taken 10 years ago, near to Upper Godney, Somerset, Great Britain

Type 29 Pill Box on 'Stop Line Green'
Type 29 Pill Box on 'Stop Line Green'
This pill box is in Upper Godney just to the north of the river Sheppey.

Stop Line Green was a 100 mile continuous semi-circular defensive line (also known as Bristol Outer Defences). It ran from Highbridge on the Bristol Channel in the south to Upper Framilode on the river Severn in the north. It was a last line of defence against an attack from the east and was built on the assumption that the Germans had already advanced this far west. It was designed to defend Bristol and so keep the port open for evacuation, resupply or reinforcements. There were many other 'stop lines' in Southern Britain, with different colour codes, all designed to be a hindrance to tanks in the event of an invasion. (Taken from 'Warwalks - Stop Line Green' by Major Green - 1999.)
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ST4942, 12 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 2 February, 2008
Category
Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 491 428 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.9777N 2:43.7770W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 491 428
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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