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Pill Boxes at Tutt Hill Archaeological and Photographic Record in Advance of Demolition

Newell, Kate Pill Boxes at Tutt Hill Archaeological and Photographic Record in Advance of Demolition. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Two World War II Pill Boxes were recorded in advance of their demolition prior to the construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. The two shuttered concrete structures were built as part of the World War II 1940 defence strategy protecting the country from invasion. They were specifically designed to protect the nearby Maidstone to London railway line. The buildings are examples of the 'Type 24' Pill Box. The six sided structures have one doorway, facing south-west, flanked by two windows. The remaining walls have a central window providing all round visibility. A brick baffle structure protecting the doorway and dividing the internal space was largely intact in Pill Box A and had been removed from Pill Box B, but was visible in outline on the ceiling.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
ID Code:3485
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:01 Mar 2018 15:18
Last Modified:01 Mar 2018 15:18

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