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Council for British Archaeology, 2002 (updated 2006)

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Hexagonal pillbox-type structure, but without a roof and open at the back. Height 7ft. Width 10ft. 6 x embrasures, providing all-round protection. Walls constructed of brick only. Concrete floor with pit, 6ft x 2ft x 2ft. 3in bolts and nuts set in concrete. [Recorder suggests site may have been for a direction finder for the local radar station, but it appears purely defensive and may have taken an AA gun].
(Source: Field Visit 1997/03/01)
Hexagonal pillbox with AA mount. Field of fire SE. [Probably type 27].
(Source: Field Visit )

Type of site PILLBOX (VARIANT)
Location On downland (Rew Down Reserve) N of St. Lawrence, W of Ventnor.
Area Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England
Grid reference SZ 5478 7752
Period WW2
Condition Fair
Materials Clay Brick, Concrete
Recorder Pantlin, D.H.
Defence grouping Isle of Wight coastal defences - Defences of the coast of the Isle of Wight.
Photographs View of PILLBOX (VARIANT) - S0012131 View of PILLBOX (VARIANT) - S0012131
(7) - site views (2 DIGITISED - prints returned to recorder).
DOB site reference: S0012131
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, During 2001
Field Visit, On 1997/03/01