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Overgrown and boarded up. [Colin Alexander's gazetteer lists it as a type 28a].
(Source: Field Visit 1999/07/27)
Type 28a anti-tank gun emplacement on E side of swing bridge with field of fire E across River Kennet towards Ufton, protecting bridge crossing. All embrasures are blocked up. Wood-shuttered exterior. Sign saying 'Private Fishing' affixed. [with plan drawn on form].
(Source: Field Visit 2000/09/01)
LARGE RECTANGULAR CONCRETE PILLBOX WITH ARTILLERY EMBRASURES. LISTED IN WILLS 1985 AS DEMOLISHED, BUT STILL THERE WHEN VISITED IN 1990. IS NORTH FACING.
(Source: SMR )

Type of site PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A)
Location E of Padworth Swing Bridge, S of the Kennet and Avon Canal, Lower Padworth.
Area Padworth, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 609 675 (Scale: 1:50000 , 1994)
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Reinforced Concrete
Threats Type: Plant growth (Immediate)
Detail: The site is 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 FW3/28A) - S0008589
(12) - external views (slide and print). 1 DIGITISED.
Adjacent sites Type 28a emplacement to N (SU 612681) and type 22 pillbox to W (SU 608674).
DOB site reference: S0008589
Associated Identifier West Berkshire SMR (ref: 05046.02.016 - WB5594)
Reference 1999 Ironside's Line
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 1999/07/27
Field Visit, On 2000/09/01