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One of a pair of pillboxes on either side of unclassified road where it crosses the canal. [Colin Alexander lists it as a type 22 shell-proof].
(Source: Field Visit 1999/03/22)
Type 22 pillbox set low in ground with embrasures at ground level to road. Field of fire S across bridge and canal. [with plan drawn on form].
(Source: Field Visit 2000/08/20)
Two pillboxes defending a crossing of the Kennet and Avon Canal.
(Source: Photograph 1985)

Type of site PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22)
Location At Hamstead Lock, on N bank of Kennet and Avon Canal, on E side by canal bridge.
Area Speen, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 424 671 (Scale: 1:10560 , 1998)
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Reinforced Concrete
Recorder Cole, Chris
Defence grouping GHQ Line: Blue - Section of GHQ Stop Line running from near Melksham to Reading.
Photographs View of PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22) - S0006477
(2) - exterior views (slide and print DIGITISED).
Adjacent sites Pillbox on opposite side of road.
DOB site reference: S0006477
Reference 1985 Pillboxes: A Study of UK Defences
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 1999/03/22
Field Visit, On 2000/08/20