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Monument Number 1397485

Hob Uid: 1397485
Location :
Telford And Wrekin
Telford And Wrekin
Ercall Magna
Grid Ref : SJ6117017780
Summary : The site of a destroyed World War Two pillbox at the former RAF High Ercall military airfield. The brick pillbox was one of a number surrounding the airfield, probably built in 1940-1941. This example was located on Cotwall Road leading to the village of Ercall Magna (High Ercall). It was said to have been disguised as a garden shed. Its destruction was noted in 1996.
More information : The site of a destroyed World War Two pillbox at the former RAF High Ercall airfield, SJ 6117 1778, Ercall Magna, Shropshire. The brick pillbox was one of a number surrounding the airfield. The Defence of Britain record states that it was built in the period 1940-1941. This example was located on Cotwall Road leading to the village of Ercall Magna or High Ercall. It was said to have been disguised as a garden shed. Its destruction was noted in 1996. (1)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources
Source details : The two databases developed by the Project can be searched on-line through the Archaeology Data Service at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Destroyed by 1996
Monument End Date : 1996
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Monument Type : Pillbox
Evidence : Destroyed Monument
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Built 1940-1941
Monument End Date : 1941
Monument Start Date : 1940
Monument Type : Pillbox
Evidence : Destroyed Monument

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External Cross Reference Source : Defence of Britain Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0001866
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Shropshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 3470
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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0001866
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 61 NW 31
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01