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A twin embrasure type 28A pillbox firing N and S.
(Source: Article 1994/12)
Concrete anti-tank gun emplacement. This gun emplacement has been fired against at some time by a high velocity armour piecing weapon as it is penetrated at one point, and the concrete cratered [tests 1944/45?].
(Source: Field Visit 1998/07/05)
Large, square anti-tank gun emplacement with two main embrasures facing N and W respectively (now blocked with bricks). Cut off corners and chamfered roof edge. The number '3691' is painted at the entrance. Two side chambers with dividing walls and LMG embrasures. Evidence in W and E walls of damage by shell-fire practice. Used as an animal shelter. Across field from footpath, but public access, including interior, seems reasonable.
(Source: Field Visit 2003/09/03)
Rectangular structure plotted from OS 1:2500 sheet.
(Source: Map 1969)

Type of site PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A)
Location E of the River Pang, in woodland N of footpath running W-E from Sulham Hill to Sulham Lane, N of Oaklands Farm.
Area Tidmarsh, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 63926 74893
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) - S0002683 View of PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A) - S0002683
DOB site reference: S0002683
Original Reference 8030
Reference 1994/12 Sulham Valley: A Heavy Concentration of Anti-Tank Pillboxes
GHQ Line Rear or Section Red: Research Report
Event Field Visit, On 1998/07/05
Construction, In the period 1940/08 1940/12
Field Visit, During 1994
Field Visit, On 2003/09/03