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Two non-standard pillboxes with connecting underground passage. The pillbox facing N has two or three N-facing embrasures and one S-facing. The smaller pillbox has two N-facing embrasures, and one E-facing and one S-facing. Access into the pillboxes requires a ladder. The internal walls appear to be brick-faced. There are slabs over the N-facing embrasures to stop soil ingress and for camouflage. Situated on a valley side to control N-S movement on the Holmfirth Road below. with PLAN drawn on form.
(Source: Field Visit 1999/08/18)

Type of site PILLBOX (VARIANT)
Location W of the A635 Holmfirth road at Oven Stones Hill.
Area Penistone, Barnsley, England
Grid reference SE 180 049 (Scale: 1:25000 , 1994)
Period WW2
Condition Fair
Materials Clay Brick, Reinforced Concrete
Recorder Farthing, Geoff (Pillbox Study Group)
Photographs View of PILLBOX (VARIANT) - S0013285
(3) - exterior and site views (1 DIGITISED).
DOB site reference: S0013285
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 1999/08/18