SK5230 : Pillbox above Gotham (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to Gotham, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Pillbox above Gotham (1)
Pillbox above Gotham (1)
Details of this particular defence point are set out on an information board SK5230 : Pillbox above Gotham (2) as part of the Gotham Heritage Trail.
Pillboxes
"Pillboxes" were military bunkers built during World War II in 1940 and into 1941. They were built in strategic places near Rivers, Railways and road junctions, creating a network of defences across Great Britain. 28,000 pill boxes were built, and about a fifth still survive. The construction was typically in concrete, sometimes with bricks externally which was used as shuttering during the construction. They came in different shapes and sizes; most common in hexagonal and octagonal shapes.

The largest number of pill boxes are found in the South-East of England closest to the threat of German invaders.

Pillbox study group LinkExternal link

Defence of Britain Archive LinkExternal link


Keywords: Pillbox, Pill Box, WWII
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SK5230, 34 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 March, 2008
Category
Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 523 301 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.9720N 1:13.4015W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 522 301
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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