Norcon Pillbox Type CP/6/40/111

Norcon pillbox Abbotsbury Dorset           Pic by Tim Denton

Norcon pillbox Abbotsbury Dorset
Pic by Tim Denton

        Key Facts

  • Pre-cast concrete pipe 6 feet in diameter with 4 inch thick wall
  • After casting it was deemed to be bullet-proof in 24 hours
  • Weighed 32 cwt
  • Constructed without the use of steel re-inforcing and relied on sandbags for internal protection of occupants
  • Normally 4 feet high with 6 loopholes, each of 4 x 10 inch size
  • Similar in design to the “armco” fw3/25 design
Norcon River Frome Moreton    Pic by Graham Matthews

Norcon with concrete sectioned roof and brick finish covering the ford on the River Frome at Moreton,Dorset.
Pic by Graham Matthews

Norcon with concrete sectioned roof and brick finish covering the ford on the River Frome at Moreton,Dorset.

 

 

 

Here’s a walkround video of a Norcon pillbox at Lyrawa on Hoy, Orkney.

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