A type 24 pill box is located in a private field in Ashley facing south. This would have been part of a network of pill boxes including Taddiford Gap and Milford On Sea, protecting against any potential invasion on the beaches of Hampshire.
Pillbox Key facts
Official designation: FW3/24
Shape: Irregular hexagonal
Five faces of 8ft (2.4m) in length externally and a rear face of 13ft (3.96m) with two rifle loops and an entrance 2ft (61cm) wide.
Those with thinner walls (up to 15ins) have rifle embrasures built in; the thicker-walled version (up to 24ins) has pre-formed embrasures designed to accommodate light machine guns (LMG’s).
PLEASE NOTE THIS PILLBOX IS ON PRIVATE LAND. THERE IS NO ACCESS WITHOUT LANDOWNERS PERMISSION
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