Somerset Coastal Defences Survey
Survey Data

Site B2

Date surveyed: September 2001
HER ref. no.: 35355
NGR: SS 8916 4839
Location: Selworthy CP, Bossington Beach; on the crest of the shingle bank; faces seawards.
Type: pillbox type 24, brick lined, disguised with large beach pebbles.
Condition: good condition, accessible, has shifted its position.
Function: with the above defends the only road access inland to the east end of Bossington Beach, a shingle bank now breached cutting Porlock Marshes from the sea.
Group: with B1 and B4, a third unlocated pillbox recorded on the HER 35356.

Brick-lined fire slit. B2 as seen from B1. Brick-lined fire slit. Close-up of fire slit showing slot for spent cartridges. View from the landward side. B2 with B1 in the background. View from the seaward side showing the concrete plinth. The doorway.

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