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Type 22 pillbox, wood-shuttered, in good condition, situated on bank of canal with field of fire S towards railway and Newbury. Has sloping edges to roof. [with plan drawn on form].
(Source: Field Visit 2000/08/20)
Pillbox [no public access].
(Source: Field Visit 1999/02/07)
Type 22 pillbox, wood-shuttered, in good condition, situated on bank of canal with field of fire S towards railway and Newbury. [with plan drawn on form].
(Source: Field Visit 2000/08/20)
SOUTH FACING POLYGONAL CONCRETE PILLBOX LISTED IN WILLS 1985. VISIBLE ON 1969 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS BUT DESTROYED SINCE. [Latter comment does not appear to be correct 16.11.01].
(Source: SMR )

Type of site PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22)
Location W of Newbury and Northcroft Bridge, on N bank of Kennet & Avon Canal, adjacent to Lambourn Valley Way footpath and S of Northcroft.
Area Newbury, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 4647 6716 (Scale: 1:50000 , 1998)
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Reinforced Concrete, Wood
Threats Type: Flooding (Long Term)
Detail: Danger of flooding from canal.
Recorder Cobb, Peter D. (UK Fortifications Club)
Defence grouping GHQ Line: Blue - Section of GHQ Stop Line running from near Melksham to Reading.
Newbury nodal point - The defences of Newbury on the GHQ Blue Line. The defences were developed as a nodal point because Newbury was considered an important centre of regional road communications (July 1940). During 1941 it was reclassified as a Category B anti-tank island. It is shown as an anti-tank island on the map of the 'Southern Command Home Defence Programme 1940' - PRO WO 199/48.
Photographs View of PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22) - S0001704
(3) - transparency of exterior view [Chris Cole] and exterior view print (DIGITISED), exterior view (C. Alexander).
Adjacent sites 6pdr. gunpit to E at SU 472673 and type 22 pillbox to W at SU 462672.
DOB site reference: S0001704
Associated Identifier West Berkshire SMR (ref: 05046.02.051 - WB5628)
Original Reference 7019
Event Field Visit, On 1999/02/07
Field Visit, On 1996/03/24
Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 2000/08/20