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To the west of Uphill village, Weston-Super-Mare, lies this 'one-off' design beach defence pillbox.  To enable the pillbox to blend in with it's surroundings, the exterior is shuttered with the same type of stone that the wall, which runs around the structure, was constructed from.  The circular structure appears to have been built to resemble a beach kiosk.

[Map ref. ST 31167 58810]

The pillbox now serves as an electricity supply station for the holiday caravans that now occupy the ground to the south and east.

All loopholes are now sealed and the entrance closed off.

View from seaward. 

Looking westward from the pillbox, in the middle ground is Brean Down and to the right, in the background, is the island of Steep Holm.

                                                                                 

 

 

                                                                                          DAVID TACCHI  2003 - 2014

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