Claycart Bridge Road Block, Basingstoke Canal, Aldershot.


 Canal Crossing Road Block

                                  Ngr SU852527

View of Claycart Bridge road block looking south.

View of Claycart Bridge road block looking south.

These substantial road block posts can be found on the north side of Claycart Bridge at Aldershot, the bridge was a used as a military crossing over the Basingstoke Canal from the training areas south east of Aldershot.

Originally two small rectangular pillboxes defended the bridge which leads to the Army Golf Club and Laffans plain rear of the RAE Farnborough.

The upright concrete posts have three irregular holes in each which would have accommodated iron rails, some concrete road block cylinders can be seen close to the canal, these would have been placed on the bridge as additional obstacles for vehicles attempting to cross.

Claycart Bridge Road block

Claycart Bridge Road block

Since the photos were taken the bridge has been blocked from vehicle access by a modern metal barrier.

By Tim Denton 2003

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Facebook

Join Online

We welcome new members to the PSG. We currently have over 300 members in six countries. Members receive the journal Loopholes three times a year which details recent finds and sites of particular interest.
Clicking the Subscribe button will take you to PayPal. Subscriptions will auto- renew until cancelled.
UK Membership - £11.00 - PayPal

Overseas Membership - £16.00 - PayPal

For more details about PSG, membership, Pillboxes or Defence Structure related topics contact our Co-ordinator Roger Thomas


Defence Structures and sites of all types both above and below ground can be very dangerous. Serious injury or even death can arise from unauthorised entry into such sites and structures. Join a responsible club, group or society who can arrange official visits. The Pillbox Study Group accepts no responsibility for any damages or injuries caused by ignoring this advice. The PSG does not encourage members to undertake the ad hoc clearance of vegetation from pillboxes, as it can expose them to physical damage and inappropriate use, it may also contravene a variety of statutory regulations including, listed buildings and SSSI designations. Vegetation clearance should only ever be undertaken as part of a formal arrangement, having sought and obtained permission from the land owner and other necessary authorities. Damaging a listed or scheduled monument can be considered as a Heritage Crime.

Top 100 Military Sites

Social Media Icons Powered by Acurax Web Design Company