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HER Number:MDV72425
Name:Pillbox S.93 to north of Axmouth Harbour


Site of Second World War pillbox. The structure is thought to have been demolished although it is still shown on modern mapping. Part of the Second World War Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940.


Grid Reference:SY 254 898
Map Sheet:SY28NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1417457

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Engineers, 1940, Plans of Taunton Stop Line, LXXXIII SE & XCV NE (Cartographic). SDV325259.

Pillbox marked on Royal Engineers' plan as S.93.

Cochrane, J. N., 1996, Pillbox in Wood at Haven House (Worksheet). SDV356807.

Type 24 reinforced concrete pillbox with breeze lock shuttering. Overgrown, in wood, ports blocked. Photo.

Dobinson, C. S., 1998, The Taunton Stop Line. Component Listing, 5 (Report - non-specific). SDV109230.

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

THE DEVONSHIRE ASSOCIATION, 2008, WWII Pill Boxes in the Axe Valley, 11 (Report - Survey). SDV347565.

Thought to have been demolished.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Structure shown.

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. 5.
SDV325259Cartographic: Royal Engineers. 1940. Plans of Taunton Stop Line. Royal Engineers Survey Plan circa July 1940. Unknown. LXXXIII SE & XCV NE.
SDV347565Report - Survey: THE DEVONSHIRE ASSOCIATION. 2008. WWII Pill Boxes in the Axe Valley. Devonshire Association. Digital + A4. 11.
SDV356807Worksheet: Cochrane, J. N.. 1996. Pillbox in Wood at Haven House. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99892 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV119535Part of: Taunton Stop Line (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2019 11:29AM