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Monument Number 1397521

Hob Uid: 1397521
Location :
Telford And Wrekin
Telford And Wrekin
Ercall Magna
Grid Ref : SJ5980018400
Summary : A World War Two pillbox at RAF High Ercall airfield. It is a rectangular concrete and brick pillbox with a corrugated iron roof. It was probably built in 1940-1941. It is thought to have been disguised as an agricultural building.
More information : A World War Two pillbox at RAF High Ercall airfield, High Ercall, Shropshire, SJ 598 184. It is a rectangular concrete and brick pillbox with a corrugated iron roof. According to the Defence of Britain record it was built in 1940-1941. It is thought to have been disguised as a farm cottage or barn. In 1995 it was invesitgated by Major NJ Hubberstey of Number 2 Military Intelligence Company and found to be extant and in good condition. (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 : Second World War
Display Date : Built 1940-1941
Monument End Date : 1941
Monument Start Date : 1940
Monument Type : Pillbox
Evidence : Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : Defence of Britain Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0007018
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External Cross Reference Source : AIP Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : S0007018
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 51 NE 37
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01