SO5405 : V-shaped pillbox above Bigsweir bridge

taken 9 years ago, near to The Fence, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

V-shaped pillbox above Bigsweir bridge
V-shaped pillbox above Bigsweir bridge
This is a photo looking west of a non-standard WW2 reinforced concrete pillbox. Unusually, it is V-shaped with the entrance (seen in this shot) at the rear. The embrasures cover both the river valley to the south and the bridge itself. Bigsweir bridge can be seen in mid-picture on the right. Evidence remains of a trench immediately in front of the pillbox which connects with two other pillboxes (of differing design) to the right of this shot. When constructed in 1940-41 this was clearly a strongpoint defending Bigsweir bridge from attack from the south.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 March, 2008
Category
Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 542 051 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.5795N 2:39.8496W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 542 051
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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