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HER Number:MDV55115
Name:Pillbox at Wood View, Old Totnes Road, Newton Abbot


Pillbox in entranceway to house on Old Totnes Road. Of local design with a short field of fire. Covered anti-tank obstacles in the form of removable steel girders across the road.


Grid Reference:SX 852 704
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/415

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Jury, R., 1995-1996, Pillbox at Woodview on Old Totnes Road (Worksheet). SDV349579.

Site visited 29th on November 1995. Pillbox (not of standard design) has six firing posts all giving a very short field of fire. At entrance to house, but does not cover entrance.
Site visited again on 4th January 1996. Pillbox constructed circa 1941 to cover tank obstacles in the form of removable steel girders on the old Totnes road.

Google, 2012, Google Streetview (Website). SDV348799.

Concrete pillbox visible behind garden wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348799Website: Google. 2012. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV349579Worksheet: Jury, R.. 1995-1996. Pillbox at Woodview on Old Totnes Road. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV55116Related to: Military Earthworks, Old Totnes Road, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2014 11:25AM