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Name:Pillbox (destroyed), East of Pound Lane, North Benfleet (nr All Saints Church)
SMR Number:20109
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TQ 762 899
Map Sheet:TQ78NE
Parish:BOWERS GIFFORD AND NORTH BENFLEET, BASILDON, ESSEX

Summary

A rectangular infantry pillbox with a blast wall.

Full description

An aerial photograph taken in May 1946 shows a rectangular infantry pillbox with a blast wall on its WNW side facing across the path of the anti-tank ditch. At this point, on a hill side east of All Saints Church, the ditch ran North/South about 70 yards east of the pillbox. An aerial photograph taken in 1960 shows no sign of the pillbox. <1> <2>


<1> RAF, 1946, 106G-UK 1496-4379 (AP). SEX61774.


<2> Hunting Surveys Limited, 1960, Run 35-156 (AP). SEX61776.

Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (WWII, Modern - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Events

  • GHQ line defences in Basildon (Ref: ?)

Protected Status

  • Historic Environment Character Zone: Thames Gateway 101_1
  • Historic Environment Character Area: Thames Gateway 101

Sources and further reading

<1>AP: RAF. 1946. 106G-UK 1496-4379.
<2>AP: Hunting Surveys Limited. 1960. Run 35-156.