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HER Number:MDV72478
Name:Pillbox to east of Higher Abbey Farm, Axminster


It has been suggested that this may be a pillbox. However, all of the Taunton Stop Line pillboxes in this area have been identified. As the object is located over a stream it is probably a crossing point.


Grid Reference:SY 285 972
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE? (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))
  • PILLBOX? (Constructed, World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

A bridge-like feature is shown.

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

No reference to a Taunton Stop Line Pillbox at this location. All of the TSL pillboxes around this area have already been identified. May be a later addition or something entirely different.

Miller, D., 2006, Taunton Stop Line Survey (Interpretation). SDV325679.

Object appears on both the 1946-49 RAF and 1999-2000 Get Mapping aerial photos. On both images there are tracks leading up to and beyond. May not be a pillbox at all but a crossing point.

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

Small rectangular structure shown over stream at the southwestern end of a trackway leading from Lower Abbey Farm.

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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV325679Interpretation: Miller, D.. 2006. Taunton Stop Line Survey. Taunton Stop Line Survey. Unknown.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99924 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2019 1:47PM