Monument record BAW 118 - World War II Pillbox.

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World War II Pillbox, RAF Bawdsey.


Grid reference Centred TM 34242 38416 (3m by 4m)
Map sheet TM33NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A Type 24 pillbox of World War II date can be seen at RAF Bawdsey. It was constructed some time after July 1940 and has a secondary concrete wall surrounding it. It is still visible on photographs taken in 1998 and it is depicted on the modern base map (S1) (S2).
Bawdsey radar station. Type 24 pillbox, with skirt formed by a 13ins high brick retaining wall built 3ft from the pillbox - space filled with sand and 'tiled' with thin concrete sandbags (S3).
Pillbox - part of Bawdsey radar station ground defences (S4).
This site originally recorded as BAW 118 and duplicated as BAW 179 (now deleted).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA22 4026 06-JUL-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM3438/4 (NMR12647/37) 12-APR-1995.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0007488.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0006055.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 20 2014 4:24PM

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