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Type 24 pillbox. Entrance protected by an external attached wall. [The entrance, but not the embrasures, is now bricked up]. Externally, except for the roof, it is completely covered in conventional sized bricks [not sure if brick shuttering or all brick]. Concrete roof. There is an internal brick anti-ricochet wall.
(Source: Field Visit 1995/11/26)
Shell-proof type 24 pillbox.
(Source: Book 1999)
Type 24 pillbox built on an island, with main field of fire S and SW towards Kennet and Avon Canal. Brick-shuttered exterior. Entrance blocked up. [with plan drawn on form].
(Source: Field Visit 2000/08/26)

Type of site PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/24)
Location At the E end of Barton Bridge [a foot bridge] over the River Avon. Situated on a small island between the main bridge over the river (Bradford Tithe Barn Bridge) and a smaller bridge over a side stream of the river.
Area Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England
Grid reference ST 8230 6052 (Scale: 1:25000 , 1979)
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Clay Brick, Reinforced Concrete
Threats Type: Plant growth (Long Term)
Detail: The pillbox is overgrown.
Recorder Harvey, Gerald
Defence grouping GHQ Line: Green - Stop Line - Burnham on Sea to near Melksham (where it joins with the GHQ Line: Blue) and then north to the River Severn at Newnham. This line is also known as the Bristol Outer Line. Manned by VIII Corps.
Attached Sheets (2) - site location map and sheet of photographs.
Photographs (3) - exterior and landscape views (on attached sheet).
Adjacent sites Anti-tank blocks 100 metres away at ST 824606: type 24 pillbox to W (ST 800598) and type 26 to E (ST 827597).
DOB site reference: S0000177
Reference 1999 Ironside's Line
1999 Warwalks: Stop Line Green
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 1995/11/26
Field Visit, On 2000/08/26


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