TR1333 : Pillbox, Hythe Ranges

taken 6 years ago, near to West Hythe, Kent, Great Britain

Pillbox, Hythe Ranges
Pillbox, Hythe Ranges
Pillboxes

In 1940 a network of defences was hastily built all over Britain to prevent an expected 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 fewer 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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Hythe Ranges :: TR1332

An area of flat low lying land adjoining the foreshore. The Hythe Ranges has been used for live firing for nearly 200 years, and is one of the oldest ranges in the country. The area is steeped in military history where, there are three Martello Towers (N° 14, 15 & 19) and the Dymchurch Redoubt along the seafront, built in the early 1800s to resist potential invasion by Napoleon. There were five further Martellos (16, 17, 18, 20 & 21) which have been demolished or lost to sea. They were also used as lookouts during World War II.

Hythe Ranges are used for live firing with a Danger Area extending out to sea. Red flags are flown during live firing periods, when access is prohibited along the foreshore by the public. Access is available along the foreshore during periods of non-firing.

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TR1333, 82 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1368 3327 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.5396N 1:2.8738E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1365 3328
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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