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HER Number:MDV119031
Name:Pillbox north of Cloakham Lawn, Axminster

Summary

A small rectangular structure, visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s, could be a pillbox forming part of the Second World War Taunton Stop Line which was constructed in 1940. It is not visible on more recent aerial imagery.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 302 993
Map Sheet:SY39NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

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

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

No structure is depicted in this location.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1424-1425 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

A rectangular structure is visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1976, OS/76051, OS/76051 V 018-019 08-MAY-1976 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359323.

No structure is visible in this location.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2016-2018, The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV359463.

A roughly square structure, circa 3 metres in plan, is visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s. It is located east of the railway, apparently associated with what appears to be a water treatment works. Its size, location and the date of the photographs on which it is visible suggests that it could be a pillbox forming part of the Second World War Taunton Stop Line. It is not visible on more recent aerial imagery and seems to have been removed by 1976.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1424-1425 11-APR-1947. [Mapped feature: #78331 ]
SDV359323Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1976. OS/76051. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). OS/76051 V 018-019 08-MAY-1976.
SDV359463Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2016-2018. The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:2

Associated Monuments

MDV119535Part of: The Taunton Stop Line (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7508 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2019 12:48PM