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Monument Number 1384592

Hob Uid: 1384592
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Launton
Grid Ref : SP5923024590
Summary : A Second World War extant pillbox, of variant type, designed for use at RAF Bicester. The reinforced concrete pillbox is said to have been built between 1940-1941 and formed part of the airfield ground defences.
More information : The Defence of Britain database catalogue notes an extant variant type of pillbox located at SP 5923 2459, designed for use at RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire. It is constructed of reinforced concrete and was said to have been built in the period 1940-1941. The Defence of Britain recorder was Paul Francis. (1)

Map SP 5824 amd SP 5924: a structure is indicated at SP 5923 2459 (the NGR given in source 1), immediately to the North of a large aircraft hangar.


Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : Jo Clarke Ed; copyright ADS 1996-2003; Defence of Britain Database; http://www.ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob; accessed 11-SEP-2003.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500, 1968.
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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 (Variant)
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Defence of Britain Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0013901
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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0013901
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 71
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01