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HER Number:MDV39368
Name:Pillbox on the south side of Croyde Bay


One of two dummy pillboxes on the beach at Down End.


Grid Reference:SS 433 387
Map Sheet:SS43NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGeorgeham
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGEORGEHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NW/69

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV59848.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV59849.

Des=wills, g. L. /(7/9/1983)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV59850.

Des=horner, w. /(13/9/1996)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV59851.

Des=slide/(11/9/1996)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV84920.

Vis=estimated 1988 (hellis). Pillbox of type 28. One of the two dummy pillboxes on this beach. The companion is ss434-388- (hellis).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2244.

Vis=11/9/1996 (horner) this is a "mock" pillbox. Probably part of the us assault training centre at braunton-woolacombe (1943-44). It is square, built against the beach cliff and constructed of shuttered concrete. The aperture would have been blind but the concrete render has been removed exposing cliff material (horner).

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

Vis=-/9/1983 (wills) one of two pillboxes that stand beside the footpath at cock rock. Built into the cliff and looking n across the bay (wills).

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 766 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2244Migrated Record:
SDV336210Monograph: Wills, H.. 1985. Wills, H. 1985 Pillboxes. Pillboxes. Unknown.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 766.
SDV59848Migrated Record:
SDV59849Migrated Record:
SDV59850Migrated Record:
SDV59851Migrated Record:
SDV84920Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV21115Related to: Pillbox, Georgeham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 11 2015 3:40PM