Monument record SLY 081 - A World War II Pillbox at Shotley Gate, Shotley.

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A World War II Pillbox at Shotley Gate, Shotley.


Grid reference Centred TM 24987 33616 (5m by 4m)
Map sheet TM23SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A World War II pillbox is visible as a structure on aerial photographs from 1944 onwards, centred on TM24993361. The pillbox measures approximately 3.5m by 3.5m, and is visible on photographs upto 1973. The pillbox has been removed by 1987. The pillbox would have functioned as part of the wider defence network that functioned around Shotley naval base during the war. (S1-S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106GLA/23 06-JUL-1994.
  • <S2> Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Ltd. Meridian - Air Photograph. MAL44/73 189-190 22-AUG-1973.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. OS 87/146 8937-8 11-SEP-1987.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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