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HER Number:MDV64782
Name:Pillbox, The Nook, Simmons Park


A Second World War pillbox was built on the north side of 'The Nook' almshouse in Simmons Park.


Grid Reference:SX 589 949
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOkehampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/218/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Richardson, D. F. L., 1998, Simmons Park, Okehampton, Devon: A Heritage Lottery Fund Bid by The Okehampton Town Council, 29, 67 (Report - non-specific). SDV348728.

A Second World War pillbox was built in the Park, next to 'The Nook' almshouse, and is currently used as a gardeners' store. Although apparently watertight in its structure, rainwater reaches inside the building via the access steps and under the door.

English Heritage, 2002, Simmons Park (Register of Parks and Gardens in England). SDV338289.

A Second World War pill box is concealed to the north-east of the lodge circa 10 metres south-east of the north-east entrance.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338289Register of Parks and Gardens in England: English Heritage. 2002. Simmons Park. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. A4 Unbound.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97688 ]
SDV348728Report - non-specific: Richardson, D. F. L.. 1998. Simmons Park, Okehampton, Devon: A Heritage Lottery Fund Bid by The Okehampton Town Council. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 29, 67.

Associated Monuments

MDV64779Part of: Simmons Park, Okehampton (Park/Garden)
MDV64780Related to: Almshouses, Simmons Park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 21 2015 11:25AM