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Pillbox, with decaying exterior brick shuttering, adjacent to cattle grid on unclassified road, a few feet from River Kennet.
(Source: Field Visit 1999/03/22)
Type 22 pillbox N of canal on E side of N/S road. Field of fire S towards Dunmill Lock Bridge. Brick-shuttered (exterior), wood-shuttered (interior). Concrete blast wall. Brickwork eroded.
(Source: Field Visit 2000/08/21)
Type 22 brick-shuttered pillbox. Shuttering formed of 'end-on' bricks. Doorway on N side. Faces S over bridges. Large interior concrete anti-ricochet wall. Small stepped embrasures set into square, pre-cast concrete surrounds. Badly overgrown. Access, including interior, possible.
(Source: Field Visit 2003/09/03)
Hexagonal pillbox plotted from OS 1:2500 sheet.
(Source: Map 1968)
Hexagonal pillbox plotted from air photograph. Faces E.
(Source: Air Photograph 1941/06/11)

Type of site PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22)
Location At Denford Mill Gate, N of Kennet and Avon Canal near Dunmill Lock Bridge.
Area Hungerford, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 35175 68264 (Scale: 1:2500 , 1968)
Period WW2
Condition Fair
Materials Clay Brick, Reinforced Concrete
Threats Type: Flooding (Medium Term)
Detail: Possible flooding from river in extreme conditions.
Type: Deterioration (Medium Term)
Detail: The brick shuttering is eroding.
Type: Plant growth (Long Term)
Detail: Pillbox is very overgrown.
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) - S0006478
(3) - exterior views (slide and 2 prints).
Adjacent sites Pillboxes (2) a short distance away at Dun Mill Lock: type 28a anti-tank gun emplacement to S (SU 351683).
DOB site reference: S0006478
Reference 1999 Ironside's Line
1941/06/11 210TU/BR352 (fr.3)
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 1999/03/22
Field Visit, On 2003/09/03
Field Visit, On 2000/08/21