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HER Number:MDV39338
Name:World War II Pillbox at Beer


World War II pillbox at Beer


Grid Reference:SY 230 891
Map Sheet:SY28NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBeer
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBEER AND SEATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1417369
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY28NW/67

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLBOX (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV84920.

Vis=estimated -/-/1988 (hellis). Pillbox of local design, built to look like harbour wall (hellis).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV98848.

Des=hellis, j. /ms list of defensive sites(1990)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV98849.

Hellis, j. /fortress/14(1aug 1992)46/the taunton stop line.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV98850.

Des=photograph (hellis, j. )/(20/6/1989)/hellis site 00150/photocopy in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV98851.

Wills, h. /pillboxes/(1985)74.

Wills, H., 1985, Wills, H. 1985 Pillboxes (Monograph). SDV336210.

Wills lists a pillbox of local design, se facing and of mixed construction materials at sy231891 (wills).

TracesofWar.com, 2014, Traces of War, Photo (Website). SDV356183.

During the Second World War, this pillbox guarded the only exit from the beach in this region. Now it is part of a platform structure.

Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336210Monograph: Wills, H.. 1985. Wills, H. 1985 Pillboxes. Pillboxes. Unknown.
SDV356183Website: TracesofWar.com. 2014. Traces of War. http://en.tracesofwar.com. Website. Photo.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV84920Migrated Record:
SDV98848Migrated Record:
SDV98849Migrated Record:
SDV98850Migrated Record:
SDV98851Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 5 2015 10:00AM