|At Ilton to the east of the old
disused railway embankment - most of which has now been removed - on the site of the old Ilton Halt, lies this
'double decker' pillbox. The soldiers manning the upper level of this
structure would be able to see over the top of the embankment and observe
any enemy movement on the ground beyond. The box faces south-west (201 deg.).
[Map ref. ST 34381 17044]
|The left side of the box
showing the upper and lower embrasures. This
structure was disguised as a railway water tower during WWII.
|At the rear, the upper and
lower entrances, with
loopholes either side, are reminiscent of the Type 24 design. Above the
lower entrance, metal girders protrude, these probably supported a platform outside the
upper entrance which, with the help of a ladder, would have allowed access to
the upper level.
|On the west side of the railway embankment there is a line of anti-tank posts -
they are now mostly overgrown.