NU2422 : Dunstanstead Links pillbox

taken 4 years ago, near to Embleton, Northumberland, Great Britain

Dunstanstead Links pillbox
Dunstanstead Links pillbox
Situated in dunes above the beach just east of the golf course NU2422 : Pill box, Embleton Bay The pillbox survives in good condition and is constructed with corrugated iron shuttering and has stepped embrasures NU2422 : Coastal Northumberland : WW2 Pillbox at South End Of Embleton Bay

The design is similar to another pillbox closer to the castle NU2522 : Pillbox west of Dunstanburgh Castle

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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Date Taken
Friday, 12 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Paths  Grassland  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2464 2243 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:29.7027N 1:36.6936W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 24698 22406
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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