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HER Number:MDV108618
Name:Possible Pillbox South of Coldharbour Mill

Summary

A small square structure, visible on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 1947, is interpreted as a possible Second World War pillbox. It appears to have been demolished soon after the war.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 062 121
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUffculme
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUFFCULME

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLBOX (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3322-3323 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A small square structure is visible.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 3286-3287 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

A small square structure is visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A small structure, circa 4 metres square, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1947 on the roadside between Coldharbour Mill and a bridge crossing the river Culm. Its size and location, proximity to the military complex at Grantlands (MDV107878), and the dates of the photographs on which it is visible, suggest that it may have been a Second World War pillbox guarding the route across the valley south of Uffculme. It is not visible on any later available aerial photographs, and may have been demolished soon after the war.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3322-3323 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 3286-3287 11-APR-1947. [Mapped feature: #67972 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Dec 4 2014 5:32PM