somerset pillboxes                                  



























This elevated pillbox has a mix of LMG and Vickers MMG embrasures.  It faces the embankment (in the foreground) of the now dismantled Chard railway branch line in the village of Ruishton, near the junction of Cheats Road and the Creech St. Michael road.  At the rear, behind the trees, lies the dried-up bed of the old Taunton & Chard Canal aqueduct.

[Map ref. ST 2706 2510]


It was built on an enormous raft of concrete.  The removal of a considerable amount of railway embankment is no doubt responsible for the exposure of the structure's foundations. 





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