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At water's edge - foundations partly eroded away. Entrance on E side. [Colin Alexander's gazetteer lists it as a type 28a].
(Source: Field Visit 1999/07/27)
Type 28a anti-tank gun emplacement [sic]. Field of fire W towards Midgham - Brimpton road. Brick-shuttered with sloped concrete roof Embrasure surround facing canal is painted white. [with plan drawn on form].
(Source: Field Visit 2000/08/19)
(Source: SMR )

Type of site PILLBOX
Location N bank of Kennet and Avon Canal, between railway and canal, between Woolhampton Bridge and Wickham Knight's Bridge, E of Midgham Station, Woolhampton.
Area Woolhampton, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 575 665 (Scale: 1:25000 , 1998)
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Clay Brick, Reinforced Concrete
Threats Type: River bank erosion (Medium Term)
Detail: Foundations are being eroded by river.
Recorder Cole, Chris
Defence grouping GHQ Line: Blue - Section of GHQ Stop Line running from near Melksham to Reading.
Woolhampton bridgehead - The defences of Woolhampton on the GHQ Blue Line. The defences were developed as a bridgehead to allow troops counter-attacking an unhindered advance across the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Photographs View of PILLBOX - S0008576 View of PILLBOX - S0008576
(6) - external views (2 slides, 4 prints) (2 DIGITISED)
Adjacent sites Type 22 pillbox to E (SU 580665) and type 28a to NE (SU 585666).
DOB site reference: S0008576
Associated Identifier West Berkshire SMR (ref: 05046.02.026 - WB5604)
Reference 1999 Ironside's Line
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 1999/07/27
Field Visit, On 2000/08/19