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Name:Pillbox, on sea wall, E of Middle Wick
SMR Number:10017
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TR 031 987
Map Sheet:TR09NW


A pillbox stood on the sea wall.

Full description

A pillbox is listed in contemporary records as having stood "on sea wall" at 477170 (Military Grid Reference).<1> This is confirmed locally. After it was destroyed by floods the remains were left by the sea wall.<2> Visited in 1993, the remains were, in fact, discovered 10 yards to the E of the wall on the saltings. Two photos of site.<3>

<1> unknown, 1968, War Time Contraventions 1968, Southminster (LIST). SEX31436.

<2> local resident, unknown, PERS COMM by wartime landowner (Verbal communication). SEX31451.

<3> Nash, Fred, 1993, SMR, two frames (Photograph). SEX31432.

<4> Tyler, Sue, 1997, CP/97/26/5 (AP). SEX58316.

Monument Types

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

Sources and further reading

<1>LIST: unknown. 1968. War Time Contraventions 1968. Southminster.
<2>Verbal communication: local resident. unknown. PERS COMM by wartime landowner.
<3>Photograph: Nash, Fred. 1993. SMR. two frames.
<4>AP: Tyler, Sue. 1997. CP/97/26/5.


Pillbox (destroyed) E of Middle Wick  © Essex County Council

Pillbox (destroyed) E of Middle Wick © Essex County Council