ST6099 : Pillbox near Plusterwine on river Severn

taken 10 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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