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Name:Pillbox (destroyed), seashore, SE of The Close, Jaywick
SMR Number:10772
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TM 156 131
Map Sheet:TM11SE


An FW3/22 pillbox.

Full description

1996: An aerial photograph taken in 1946 shows an FW3/22 pillbox, possibly with a protective “skirt”, on the seashore at the E end of Jaywick. <1> <2>

An aerial photograph taken in 1960 shows it to have been demolished by that date although a small piece of the base still, in fact, remains in 1996. <3>

One photo of site <4>.

2006: Visited in 2006, the immediate area of the remains appears to have been built up with banked earth and sand. It is probable that the piece of the base still lies beneath this banking.

<1> RAF, 1946, 106G-UK 1673-4006 (AP). SEX53772.

<2> Wills, H, 1985, Pillboxes, P28 (DESC TEXT). SEX31431.

<3> Hunting Surveys Limited, 1960, Run 21-078 (AP). SEX61591.

<4> Nash, Fred, 1996, Photograph of Pillbox remains (10772) (Photograph). SEX61592.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22) (WWII, Modern - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Events

  • WWII Coastal Defences - Fred Nash visits 1996-1997 (Ref: Nash ESSEX Dec 1996-Jan 1997)
  • WWII Defences of Clacton - field visits by Fred Nash in September 2006 (Ref: Nash TEN Sep 2006)

Sources and further reading

<1>AP: RAF. 1946. 106G-UK 1673-4006.
<2>DESC TEXT: Wills, H. 1985. Pillboxes. P28.
<3>AP: Hunting Surveys Limited. 1960. Run 21-078.
<4>Photograph: Nash, Fred. 1996. Photograph of Pillbox remains (10772).