somerset pillboxes                                  



























Next south, this Type 24 was built where the canal narrows. The box itself, being right at the water's edge, would make any bridging attempt by the enemy, at that narrow point, very difficult.

[Map ref. ST 321337]


On the opposite bank are five concrete dragon's teeth, sometimes called pimples, put there to stop enemy tracked vehicles (tanks attempting to drive over these obstacles would expose their vulnerable undersides to the fire of the defenders). 


The inside of the box is in good condition.  Certain areas, outside and in, which are heavily covered in graffiti have been avoided.  On other areas photo editing has been used to erase most of the graffiti.


The entrance.





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