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Pillbox, type 28a, with brick exterior shuttering and no rearward LMG embrasure - by canal lock.
(Source: Article 1994/06)
Type 28a, adjacent to towpath on S bank of canal, next to weir and lock. Interior fully accessible - untidy but generally in good condition. Whole area being tidied up as part of towpath improvements.
(Source: Field Visit 2000/03/20)
Type 28a anti-tank gun emplacement, brick exterior shuttering, situated on S side of canal. Field of fire W along canal. Wood-shuttered interior with concrete blast/dividing wall. 3 x medium embrasures, 1 x large embrasure. Sections of emplacement exterior painted white to aid canal navigation. No identification number survives. [with plan drawn on form].
(Source: Field Visit 2000/08/20)
(Source: SMR )

Type of site PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A)
Location Colthrop Mill, E of Colthrop Weir, Midgham, on S bank of Kennet and Avon Canal.
Area Thatcham, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 539 663 (Scale: 1:25000 , 1998)
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Clay Brick, Reinforced Concrete, Wood
Recorder Cole, Chris
Defence grouping GHQ Line: Blue - Section of GHQ Stop Line running from near Melksham to Reading.
Photographs View of PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A) - S0006481
(4) - exterior views (1 slide, 3 prints) - 1 DIGITISED.
Adjacent sites Type 22 pillbox to W at SU 529664 and type 28a emplacement to E at SU 550663.
DOB site reference: S0006481
Associated Identifier West Berkshire SMR (ref: 05046.02.035 - WB5613)
Reference 1994/06 Pillbox Typology Part 5: Gunhouses.
1999 Ironside's Line
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 2000/03/20
Field Visit, On 2000/08/20