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Monument Number 1420404

Hob Uid: 1420404
Location :
Dorset
Portland
Grid Ref : SY6983071060
Summary : Site of a World War II pillbox situated in Church Ope Cove. It was located on 'Boys Rock' side, at beach level at the back of the beach near the cliff. This was the second of two pillboxes to be built in the Cove during the war. The pillbox had a concrete base and corrugated iron sheeting had been used vertically as shuttering for concrete walls. Construction took place sometime between 1940-41. A field visit in 1997 located no traces of the structure.
More information : This was the second of two pillboxes built in the Cove in WW2. Bricks were first carried down to the site 12 at a time. Later the 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].



[Recorder Perry originally gave NGR - SY 69707101 for this pillbox].



Recorder's photograph 529/15 of 7.4.97 not attached.

Informants, George Davey and Gordon ('Boy') Male, local men.



Pillbox had a concrete base, multi-sided, corrugated iron sheeting used vertically as shuttering for concrete walls. Built on a rise close to the water's edge; awash at the highest tides. At Church Ope Cove, on 'Boys Rock' side (N side) at beach level at the back of the beach near the cliff. (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 : S0005890
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 67 SE 154
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01