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Name:Pillbox (destroyed), Colne Bank Avenue, Colchester
SMR Number:10923
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TL 990 259
Map Sheet:TL92NE
Parish:COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

Summary

Pillbox (destroyed), Colne Bank Avenue, Colchester

Full description

A low-level aerial photograph taken in 1948 shows an hexagonal pillbox, with its entrance on the NW face, on the S side of Colne Bank Avenue. This position is some 30 yards W of the bridge across the river. <1>

This area is now the junction of Colne Bank Avenue and Westway and a large roundabout has absorbed the position of the pillbox.


<1> RAF, 1948, 58-47-5124 (AP). SEX61801.

Monument Types

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

Sources and further reading

<1>AP: RAF. 1948. 58-47-5124.