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Name:Pillbox (destroyed), Irlam's Beach
SMR Number:10630
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TM 240 279
Map Sheet:TM22NW
Parish:RAMSEY AND PARKESTON, TENDRING, ESSEX

Summary

An aerial photograph taken by the RAF in 1946 shows a Type FW3/22 pillbox standing on the sea wall at this point and a 1955 1:2500 map shows its hexagonal shape.

Full description

An aerial photograph taken by the RAF in 1946 shows a Type FW3/22 pillbox standing on the sea wall at this point and a 1955 1:2500 map shows its hexagonal shape. <1> <2> The sea wall has now been rebuilt along this stretch and there is no sign of the pillbox. One photo of site. <3>


<1> RAF, 1946, 106G-UK 1492-3088, May 1946 (AP). SEX41586.


<2> unknown, 1955, TM 2327-TM 2427, 1:2500 (Map). SEX41587.


<3> Nash, Fred, 1996, WWII defences, one frame (Photograph). SEX31461.

Monument Types

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

Sources and further reading

<1>AP: RAF. 1946. 106G-UK 1492-3088. May 1946.
<2>Map: unknown. 1955. TM 2327-TM 2427. 1:2500.
<3>Photograph: Nash, Fred. 1996. WWII defences. one frame.