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History Minor Fortifications and Pillboxes

Freshwater Bay Pillbox

REF NR: 102

This little fort is situated at Freshwater Bay seafront near Albion Hotel, set along the sea front it was built around July 1940 and would have covered off any enemy landing in the Freshwater Bay area.

It's type was a WW2 pillbox referenced as UORN S0016666 Pillbox SZ 3460 8574. There is no longer any sign of its existence having being demolished in the 50's; however it is more than likely that the position is now occupied by a wishing well.


Each pillbox had its own style of construction, and details of which can been had by following the link in the "Resources" tab.