Pillboxes :: Shared Description

"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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Defence of Britain Archive LinkExternal linkKeywords: Pillbox, Pill Box, WWII
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TQ5145 : Pillbox near the River Eden by David Anstiss
TQ5342 : Guarding the River Medway by David Anstiss
TR2663 : Pillbox on a footpath bend to Heronsgate by David Anstiss
TR0434 : Pillbox beside the Royal Military Canal Path by David Anstiss
TV5299 : Pill Box by Oast House Archive
TM2623 : The Beach, Walton on the Naze, Essex by Christine Matthews
SK9100 : Pillbox near Morcott by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6631 : Pillbox at Vimy Ridge Farm by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ8177 : Pillbox at junction of footpaths by David Anstiss
TR0434 : Pillbox on Royal Military Canal (2) by David Anstiss
NZ0999 : Pillbox at Pauperhaugh  1 by Alan Murray-Rust
SU6189 : Pillbox Near Wallingford Bridge by PAUL FARMER
TQ6974 : Pillbox on Sea Wall by David Anstiss
TQ7571 : Pillbox on Beacon Hill, Chattenden by David Anstiss
SO7105 : WWT Slimbridge: View from Holden Tower by David Dixon
SK2328 : Pillbox above Marston Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
TR0333 : Pillbox on the Royal Military Canal by David Anstiss
SK1903 : Pillbox alongside the River Tame by Alan Murray-Rust
TR1938 : Pillbox on Cheriton Hill (2) by David Anstiss
TQ6238 : Pill Box near Brown's Lodge by David Anstiss
TM2623 : WWII Pillboxes by PAUL FARMER
SK9220 : Pillbox near North Witham by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5241 : Pillbox on Saint's Hill near the River Medway by David Anstiss
SC3874 : Douglas Head Pillbox by David Dixon
TR3155 : Pillbox on Sandwich Road by David Anstiss

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Created: Wed, 30 Jun 2010, Updated: Fri, 18 Sep 2015

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