Monument record BAW 096 - World War II Pillbox.

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World War II Pillbox, Bawdsey.


Grid reference Centred TM 33358 37645 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet TM33NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A hexagonal pillbox of World War II date can be seen on the edge of the beach at Bawdsey. It would have functioned as part of the anti-invasion defences surrounding RAF Bawdsey during the war. (S1) (S2) The structure is still visible on photographs taken in 1963 (S3).
Bawdsey radar station. Type 22 pillbox with 'L'-shaped external blast wall [SGP/SK/37] (S4).
This site originally recorded as BAW 096 and duplicated as BAW 180 (now deleted).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/23 3015 06-JUL-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 541/367 4042 31-OCT-1949.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 543/2326 F21 0419 23-JUL-1963.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0007476.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 20 2014 3:14PM

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