SO7510 : "Stop Line Green" pillbox at Upper Framilode

taken 9 years ago, near to Upper Framilode, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

"Stop Line Green" pillbox at Upper Framilode
"Stop Line Green" pillbox at Upper Framilode
Standing insignificantly in a field just south of the junction of the river Frome with the river Severn is this prefabricated WW2 'thick-walled' type 24 pillbox. In 1940 it formed the most northerly point of "Stop Line Green" also called the "Bristol Outer Defence". This was a continuous defensive barrier running for some 100 miles in a wide arc to the east of Bristol all the way from Highbridge on the Bristol Channel to this pillbox position in Upper Framilode. The defensive line assumed that a German invasion (Operation Sealion)had been successful to the south and east but strategically hoped to use the port of Bristol to resupply the defenders of pillboxes such as this one and ideally to mount a successful counter-attack.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 March, 2008   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 18 March, 2008
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Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 752 100 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.3241N 2:21.5962W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 752 100
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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