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Monument Number 1384573

Hob Uid: 1384573
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Launton
Grid Ref : SP5935624632
Summary : A Second World War type 27 hexagonal pillbox situated at Bicester airfield (RAF Bicester). It is one of a number of pillboxes which formed the ground defences of the airfield. It was allegedly built between 1940 and 1941. It was constructed of reinforced concrete. This lies within one of the 16 contraint areas making up the Scheduled Monument at this important airfield site.
More information : The Defence of Britain online catalogue notes an extant Type FW3/27 Pillbox at SP 5935 2463, situated at RAF Bicester, Bicester airfield, Bicester, Oxfordshire. it was part of the airfield ground defences. it wasallegedly constructed between 1940 and 1941, the building material is reinforced concrete. The monument was recorded by Defence of Britain recorder Paul Francis. (1)

A hexagonal pillbox Scheduled at this important site. The pillboxes form part of the ground defences and in particular to supplement and link the defended air raid shelters on the eastern edge of the aircraft hangar group at the former technical site (possibly analagous with constraint area 12). (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : Jo Clarke Ed; copyright ADS 1996-2003; Defence of Britain Catalogue; http://www.ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob; accessed 11-SEP-2003.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 28-Feb-06
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Built 1940-1941
Monument End Date : 1941
Monument Start Date : 1940
Monument Type : Pillbox, Pillbox (Type FW3/27)
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Defence of Britain Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0013897
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 30907
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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0013897
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 67
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01