Kirkby Lonsdale Pill Box, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 11.829 W 002° 35.192
30U E 526974 N 6005535
Quick Description: The pill box sits on a prominent mound beside the main arterial road, A65. Nowadays road signs and trees spoil the field of vision. The pill box seams out of place with no obvious WW2 sites nearby. In very good condition. Coordinates are roadside.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/3/2008 1:35:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM3Y3M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 38

Long Description:
A type 24 pillbox took advantage of the natural defence line formed by the River Lune, and formed a "nodal point" to thwart the enemy's possible progress from the East towards the heavy industrial areas of the Barrow peninsula and West Cumberland. The earth and grass aerial camouflage is still intact. Note the sloped surrounds on the outside of the gun slots. This would have been to allow maximum fire cover with either rifle or light machine-gun.
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Admission Fee: 0

Opening Days/Times:
In private field. Viewing only from roadside.


Supplementary Related Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Posting a picture(s) of the location would be nice although not required.
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