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Monument Number 1420402

Hob Uid: 1420402
Location :
Dorset
Portland
Grid Ref : SY6972071090
Summary : Site of a World War II pillbox in Church Ope Cove. It was located about three-quarters way down the steps leading to the beach and was the first of two pillboxes to be built in here during the war. It was constructed sometime between 1940-41and was built of concrete and brick. A field visit in 1997 located no traces of the structure.
More information : This was the first of two pillboxes built in the Cove in WW2. Bricks were first carried down to the site 12 at a time. Later a visiting Welsh regiment formed a line down the steps and passed materials hand to hand. Cement was similarly transported to the site. [Informant: Mr. Noble, a local man]. At Church Ope Cove, about three-quarters way down steps leading to the beach (on footpath no.19). (1)

Sources :
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 : Constructed 1940-41
Monument End Date : 1941
Monument Start Date : 1940
Monument Type : Pillbox
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0005888
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 67 SE 153
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Associated Activities : Primary, THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01