somerset pillboxes                                  



























This Type 24 pillbox is situated at the east end of Bull Street and was part of the Creech St. Michael anti-tank island. The loopholes and door are sealed. The box faces south.

[Map ref. ST 277252]


Another view, looking east.


In this close-up you can see the remains of the wooden brackets which were inserted into the concrete to hold the camouflage which was designed to break up the pillbox's outline.  Pillboxes were provided with many ingenious disguises, some devised by Oliver Messel the leading theatrical designer of the period, and posed as: railway signal boxes or water towers, hay-stacks, newsagents, in fact almost any structure that would make them blend in with their surroundings.




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