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HER Number:MDV72426
Name:Pillbox S.92 to south of Havencliffe House, Axmouth


Site of Second World War pillbox. The structure was overgrown in 1996 and not located during a survey of pillboxes in 2005-8. However, it is still marked on modern mapping. It formed part of the Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940.


Grid Reference:SY 254 899
Map Sheet:SY28NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1417456

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, LXXXII SE & XCV NE (Cartographic). SDV325259.

Pillbox marked on Royal Engineer's plan as S.92.

Cochrane, J. N., 1996, Pillbox in Garden of Haven House (Worksheet). SDV356805.

Type 24 reinforced concrete pillbox with breeze block shuttering. Overgrown by laurel etc, barely visible, entrance and ports blocked.

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

Pillbox of type FW3/22 with only 1ft 6in walls.

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

The pillbox was not located during a survey of pillboxes between Colyton and the sea undertaken in 2005-8.

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. LXXXII SE & XCV NE.
SDV347565Report - Survey: THE DEVONSHIRE ASSOCIATION. 2008. WWII Pill Boxes in the Axe Valley. Devonshire Association. Digital + A4. 11.
SDV356805Worksheet: Cochrane, J. N.. 1996. Pillbox in Garden of Haven House. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99893 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV119535Part of: Taunton Stop Line (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2019 11:16AM