NO6586 : Bridge of Dye WWII Pillboxes (1)

taken 1 month ago, near to Bridge of Dye, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Bridge of Dye WWII Pillboxes (1)
Bridge of Dye WWII Pillboxes (1)
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Pillbox: EDoB ID: S0003013

Of the large number of pillboxes at bridges in Aberdeenshire, these two are among the more interesting. The first is an almost circular pillbox of local granite blocks, one of two situated to the E of the original line of the B974 road, with the line of the new road now running between them. Both structures appear to be part of a line designed to block the passes across the Mounth and the hills to the west, to halt any southern-moving invasion force arriving on the beaches of Aberdeenshire. The pillbox has been carefully disguised to look like the granite wall surrounding the garden of the farmhouse. A second pillbox on the opposite side of the road can be seen in the middle distance.

NO6586 : Bridge of Dye WWII Pillboxes (2)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6511 8612 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:57.8989N 2:34.5249W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6510 8612
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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