Pre-Fab Pillbox

Prefab or Stent Pillbox, Beadnell

Prefab or Stent Pillbox, Beadnell

Key Facts

  • Prefabricated Shuttering made from Paving Slabs And Slotted Posts
  • Main sections bolted together
  • Precast Loopholes
  • Usually has very poor quality concrete core.
  • Four Loopholes and Large Doorway
  • Concrete Shelves for Guns Fitted
  • Prone to Peeling with Age
  • Occasionally found with panels assembled inside out.
    Prefab at Dunstanburgh Castle. Scheduled as part of the castle.

    Prefab at Dunstanburgh Castle. Scheduled as part of the castle. Photo Colin Anderson

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    One of eight Prefab Pillboxes found on GHQ Line A in Hampshire and Surrey, variations include lack of stepped embrasures and a strengthened roof. Photo Tim Denton