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Type 28A 2pdr pillbox positioned back to back to fire with another [see UORN 16664].
(Source: Article 1994/12)
Rectangular anti-tank gun emplacement set back to back at a slight angle with another [see UORN 16664]. Shuttered with horizontal wooden planks, but vertical around the doorway (on S side). Corrugated iron-shuttered roof (internal). Stands on three feet thick plinth (ground marshy by stream). Cut-off corners and chamfered roof edge. One main embrasure (blocked). Internal LMG side chamber with two embrasures, one blocked. Further LMG embrasure in E face. Damage to a corner revealing reinforcing bars, possibly occasioned by being used as a target for shell fire. Used as a cattle shelter. Faces N. Public access, including interior - close to footpath.
(Source: Field Visit 2003/09/03)
Concrete anti-tank gun emplacement, now used as animal shelter.
(Source: Field Visit 1998/07/05)
Rectangular structure plotted from OS 1:2500 sheet.
(Source: Map 1969)
Rectangular pillbox plotted from air photograph.
(Source: Air Photograph 1946/07/10)

Type of site PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A)
Location E of the River Pang, on footpath running W-E from Sulham Hill to Sulham Lane, by the side of a small stream, N of Oaklands Farm.
Area Tidmarsh, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 63905 74769
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Corrugated Iron, Reinforced Concrete, Wood
Recorder Foot, William (English Heritage Defence Areas Project)
Defence grouping GHQ Line: Red (Sulham Valley sector) - Length of the GHQ Stop Line: Red running between the Rivers Thames and Kennet, along the line of the Sulham Valley west of Reading.
Photographs View of PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A) - S0002682 View of PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A) - S0002682
DOB site reference: S0002682
Original Reference 8029
Reference 1994/12 Sulham Valley: A Heavy Concentration of Anti-Tank Pillboxes
1946/07/10 106G/UK/1646 (fr.3290)
Event Field Visit, On 1998/07/05
Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, During 1994
Field Visit, On 2003/09/03