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HER Number:MDV39398
Name:World War II Pillbox southwest of Outer Hope


Remains of a World War II pillbox to the south-west of Outer Hope


Grid Reference:SX 674 400
Map Sheet:SX64SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouth Huish
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH HUISH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64SE/56

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Wills, H., 1985, Wills, H. 1985 Pillboxes, 74 (Monograph). SDV336210.

Wills lists polygonal concrete pillbox facing west at SX677400.

Hellis, J., 1990, List of Defensive Sites (Un-published). SDV99101.

Pillbox of local design, (square with corner 'cut' off) loopholes 5/1, 5/2 and 5/3; 5/4 and 5/5 in cliff face. Manned by Black Watch, reference, local history book 'A Present from Hope Cove'.

Jury, R., 1996, Hope Cove Pillbox (Worksheet). SDV357378.

Site visited on 31st March 1996. Covers the length of Hope Cove (Sandy Beach) from its north side. Currently at the end of a garden above the beach-back retaining wall. Photographs and plan.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336210Monograph: Wills, H.. 1985. Wills, H. 1985 Pillboxes. Pillboxes. Unknown. 74.
SDV357378Worksheet: Jury, R.. 1996. Hope Cove Pillbox. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV99101Un-published: Hellis, J.. 1990. List of Defensive Sites. Manuscript.

Associated Monuments

MDV52976Related to: ANTI TANK OBSTACLE in the Parish of South Huish (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2014 1:57PM