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Monument Name Pillbox, seawall, E of Burnham-On-Crouch
SMR Number 21275
Summary Pillbox, seawall, E of Burnham-On-Crouch
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Description Contemporary records state, ‘Pillbox. On Seawall, Wick Farm, Nr. Sea End Boat House. Map ref. 406138.’ <1> This pillbox still survives, about 300 yards E of the crane of the boatbuilding yard. It can be seen from 1960 aerial photographs and 1973 1:2500 maps that it is a ‘through the seawall type’ facing both across the river and inland. However, with the widening of the seawall just the seaward end can now be seen, approx 15 feet long. Each of the visible faces has a loophole, blocked up sometime in the past but now mostly broken open again. The top of the entrance, now under the seawall, is visible along the E face. Two benches have been bolted to the roof to provide seated viewing across the river. Two photos of site. <2>
Monument Type(s) PILLBOX (Dated 1939AD to 1945AD)
Monument Class(es) EXTANT BUILDING
Period 1939AD to 1945AD Modern
Status Not Known
Administration Area MALDON, MALDON, ESSEX
National Grid Reference Square: TQ99NE
Ref: 960953
Finds None listed
Events WWII Defences of Maldon - Fred Nash visits October 2008

Sources <1> LIST : War Time Contraventions 1968 (unknown) Burnham-on-Crouch Dated : 1968

<2> Photograph : Pillbox, seawall, E of Burnham-on-Crouch, two-frames (Nash, Fred) Dated : 2008