Gunwalloe Pillbox
OS Sheet 203: Land’s End Fishing Cove, Gunwalloe, is situated at the very southern end of Loe Bar, Mount’s Bay, Cornwall. Access to the beach was protected by a concrete block constructed Anti-Tank wall.  Anti Tank Wall Located approximately 100 metres up the track is a small concrete block manufacturing […]


Pendennis Castle, Cornwall Pendennis Castle guards the entrance to the River Fal at Falmouth, Cornwall. Originally built by Henry VIII, subjected to an intense blockade by the ‘Roundheads’ in the 17th Century and surviving WWII it offers a unique insight into 450 years of history. It has several important WWII […]

Half Moon Battery

Hendra Beach
OS 203: Land’s End  Type 24 Pillbox Grid Ref: SW 5870-2758 This Type 24 Pillbox is located on the south-eastern end of of Praa Sands Beach about 100m from the beach access steps. Originally built on top of the 10m high cliffs it has unfortunately been subjected to the local […]

Hendra Beach

Type 24 Pillbox Overlooking Anti-Tank Wall A Type 24 Pillbox located on the small headland that separates Kennack Sands with the beach at Green stable. Due to the increased popularity of the beach it has been necessary to remove the Anti-Tank Wall at the Kennack Sands end but around the […]

Kennack Sands

Porthcurno WWII Communication Bunker & Anti-Invasion Defences A Photographic ‘Look-back’ OS Sheet 203 Porthcurno, near ‘Lands End’ Porthcurno is a very isolated cove near Lands End. Unknown to most people, it is the point where submarine telephone cables connecting Britain to the rest of the world come ashore.  WWII Communication […]

Porthcurno Comms Bunker

OS Sheet 203: Land’s End Porthleven is a small fishing village situated on the edge of Mount’s Bay approximately 8 miles south of the port of Penzance. It offers protection from much of the Atlantic weather with its granite block walls and shallow water harbour.  Type 24 Pillbox Grid Ref: SW […]


Camouflaged Pillbox OS 203: Lands End. NGR: SW 5205 – 4040 Pedn Olva Point This is a very unusual ‘Camouflage’ Pillbox located immediately below the hotel at Pedn Olva at the western edge of Porthminster Beach, St Ives. It is faced in local stone and is so well blended into […]

St Ives

St Michael’s Mount OS: 203 Land’s End NGR: SW 5145 – 2990 (Centre of island)  ‘One-Off’ Design Pillbox Located on the Western side of the Mount Concrete block constructed ‘one-off’ design. From the front and side elevation it appears that the Pillbox is rectangular but from the rear you can […]

St Michael’s Mount

These unusual pillboxes are located at Sennen Cove, Cornwall, just around the corner from Land’s End. This pillbox located at the top of the hill above the cove is very similar to those found only a few miles away guarding the beach at Porthcurno. They appear to be a modified […]

Sennen Cove