Blackheath Type 24


This Type 24 appears not to be listed in the DOB or EDOB databases.

Type 24, Blackheath. Sheet 170 London SE. grid 405759

The photos in the gallery below don’t appear to have aged very well and quite a lot of work has gone into recovering as much detail as possible.

This pillbox may still exist – anyone want to volunteer to see if it does?

Update 29/5/2020

Whilst investigating the visible above-ground characteristics of the cut-and-cover Kidbrooke tunnel on the Bexleyheath railway line, I came across what I now realise is a pillbox. It’s position corresponds precisely with the blue ring on your location map, and it can be easily accessed via Streetfield Mews on the Cator Estate. The tunnel position is easily spotted in the form of a long straight grassy bank that junctions with the road. The pillbox is located at the of this bank, in a shallow wooded area above the tunnel portal.

Richard Stockall