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Metal rail 'hedgehog' at point where anti-tank ditch [filled-in] crosses the Sulham Brook.
(Source: Article 1994/12)
Two vertical rails embedded in concrete base. Clearly part of an anti-tank block at a gap in the anti-tank ditch. At edge of field not far from footpath.
(Source: Field Visit 2003/09/03)
Gap in anti-tank ditch at this point plotted from air photograph.
(Source: Air Photograph 1943/08/04)

Type of site ANTI TANK VERTICAL RAIL
Location Near the Sulham Brook, SW of Sulham Farm.
Area Sulham, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 64231 74097
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Concrete, Iron
Recorder Alexander, Colin (Pillbox Study Group)
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 ANTI TANK VERTICAL RAIL - S0005717
see p98 'Ironside's Line'.
DOB site reference: S0005717
Reference 1994/12 Sulham Valley: A Heavy Concentration of Anti-Tank Pillboxes
1999 Ironside's Line
1943/08/04 16A/AC467 (frs.5013-5017)
Event Construction, In the period 1940/08 1940/12
Field Visit, During 1994
Field Visit, On 2003/09/03