NS3178 : Ruined pillbox

taken 7 years ago, near to Ardmore, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

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Ruined pillbox
Ruined pillbox
According to p105 of the SCAPE report that is cited at the end of the item NS3180 : Cladoch, the structure in the foreground is a pillbox, in poor condition. For a closer look from the other side, see NS3178 : Ruined pillbox.

It is not very conspicuous, but is located beside a footpath that leads around Ardmore Point. For more info on pillboxes, see the end-note (which is by Nigel Chadwick).

The background is a view to the Tail o' the Bank.
In 1940 a network of defences was hastily built all over the British Isles to prevent an anticipated German invasion. The most common of these defences were called “pillboxes”, squat concrete forts that were sited at road junctions, canals and other strategic points.
With the passage of time it is estimated that less than 6,000 of a total of 28,000 pillboxes built still survive. They remain as permanent monuments and a silent tribute to the courage and tenacity of the British people during the dark days of 1940 when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany.
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 10 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3143 7839 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.1298N 4:42.1521W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3143 7839
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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