SK6046 : Pillbox near Arnold Lodge

taken 7 years ago, near to Arnold, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Pillbox near Arnold Lodge
Pillbox near Arnold Lodge
This would have had a commanding view towards the Trent Valley. LinkExternal link
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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SK6046, 15 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6054 4681 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:0.9107N 1:5.9432W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6055 4683
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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