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Monument Number 1440841

Hob Uid: 1440841
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Launton
Grid Ref : SP5919824755
Summary : A pillbox, which once formed part of the World War Two ground defences of the former RAF Bicester, in particular the former technical site with its aircraft hangars. it is likeley to have been built in the early years of the war, possibly 1940-1941. It is part of the 16 constraint areas forming the Scheduled Monument at this important site.
More information : A pillbox, which once formed part of the World War Two ground defences of the former RAF Bicester, in particular the former technical site with its aircraft hangars. It was built in the early years of the war. It is part of the 16 constraint areas forming the Scheduled Monument at this important site: it may be analagous with constraint area 13, centred on SP 59198 24756. The scheduling information describes the form of the pillbox as "hexagonal". (1)

The structure indicated on the OS base mapping at the point indicated above is oblong rather than hexagonal; possibly either the description or the NGR may be at fault. (2)


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Source Number : 1
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 28-Apr-06
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Source Number : 2
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Compiler's comment Robin Page, 04-APR-2006.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Possibly built 1940-1941
Monument End Date : 1941
Monument Start Date : 1940
Monument Type : Pillbox
Evidence : Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 30907
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 132
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