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HER Number:MDV48157
Name:Pillbox S.47 to west of Factories on west side of Musbury Road


Pill box on railway embankment overlooking the River Axe. Part of the Axminster fortified area on the Second World War Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940


Grid Reference:SY 290 979
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/266

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLBOX (Built, World War II - 1940 AD to 1940 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2431, 3199 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356746.

Pill box visible on 1948 RAF aerial photo on railway embankment. Part of Axminster fortified area on the Taunton Stop Line.

Ordnance Survey, 1967, SY2997 (Cartographic). SDV132677.

Six-sided pillbox recorded on OS 1:2500 (1967) map.

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

Polygonal, mixed-construction, west-facing pillbox listed by Wills at SY290979.

Dobinson, C. S., 1998, The Taunton Stop Line. Component Listing, 4 (Report - non-specific). SDV109230.

Pillbox of type FW3/22 with 3ft 6in walls.

Hollinrake, C. + Hollinrake, N., 2001, An Archaeological and Historical Desk Top Study of Land at Musbury Road, Axminster, 17, Fig. 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV320907.

An archaeological and historical desk top study of land at Musbury Road, Axminster.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Pillbox marked on railway embankment above the River Axe.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV109230Report - non-specific: Dobinson, C. S.. 1998. The Taunton Stop Line. Component Listing. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. AI/S/3. Photocopy. 4.
SDV132677Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1967. SY2997. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Map. Unknown.
SDV320907Report - Assessment: Hollinrake, C. + Hollinrake, N.. 2001. An Archaeological and Historical Desk Top Study of Land at Musbury Road, Axminster. Hollinrake Report. 230. A4 Stapled + Digital. 17, Fig. 5.
SDV336210Monograph: Wills, H.. 1985. Wills, H. 1985 Pillboxes. Pillboxes. Unknown. 74.
SDV356746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2431. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3199.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV45243Part of: Axminster Strong Point on the Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV119535Part of: Taunton Stop Line (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 17 2018 3:11PM