Ufton Bridge Pillbox

Kennet & Avon Canal, Berkshire

NGR: SU618686.

Having just joined the Pillbox Study Group and having received my 1st copy of loopholes yesterday, I thought it would be good to send a recent picture taken at Ufton Bridge, alongside the Kennet and Avon canal in Berkshire.

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According to Ironsides book it is a rectangular infantry box. Is it a type 26?

It has 3 loopholes and seems to be camouflaged by way of lines through the concrete sides, of which still have remnants of wood in them. It also seems to have a house brick course along the bottom. It certainly is unusual compared to others I have seen.

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Opposite the lock is a type 28a which has been semi-blocked up to stop vandals getting in.

by Tim Denton