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Rectangular anti-tank gun emplacement set back to back at a slight angle with another [see UORN 2682]. Shuttered with horizontal wooden planks, but vertical around the doorway (on N side). Corrugated iron-shuttered roof (internal). Cut-off corners and chamfered roof edge. One main embrasure, which has at some time been blocked but is now largely open. Internal LMG side chamber with two embrasures and further LMG embrasure in main body of emplacement. Possible shell-fire damage (target practice?) to the E and S faces, in particular around embrasures. Used as a cattle shelter. Faces S. Public access, including interior - close to footpath.
(Source: Field Visit 2003/09/03)
Type 28A 2pdr pillbox positioned back to back to fire with another [see UORN 2682].
(Source: Article 1994/12)
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 63907 74755
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) - S0016664
DOB site reference: S0016664
Reference 1946/07/10 106G/UK/1646 (fr.3290)
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 2003/09/03