SK2627 : Pill box near Rolleston

taken 11 years ago, near to Egginton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Pill box near Rolleston
Pill box near Rolleston
River conditions like this would have made this one superfluous!
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.

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Keywords: Pillbox, Pill Box, WWII
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SK2627, 38 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 September, 2008
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Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 264 270 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.4353N 1:36.5530W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 267 270
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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