ST6099 : Pillbox near Plusterwine on river Severn

taken 9 years ago, near to Netherend, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Pillbox near Plusterwine on river Severn
Pillbox near Plusterwine on river Severn
This is the middle pillbox in a line of three along the Gloucester-Chepstow railway line near the level crossing south-east of Plusterwine. All three pillboxes are pre-fabricated type 26s built in 1940. The railway at this point is only a few hundred yards from the river Severn. The entrances to the pillboxes indicate that the would-be attacker was approaching from across the river Severn. A number of anti-tank vertical rails remain in the hedgerow bordering the railway line on its eastern flank.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 March, 2008
Category
Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 602 991 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.3814N 2:34.5688W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 603 991
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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