Modern Pillbox 700 Meters East of Kinley Hill, Dawdon Blast Beach (Seaham)
This is a concrete pillbox built during World War Two as a defence against possible invasion from Germany. It stands on the junction of the coastal rail line and the branch line to the old Dawdon Colliery. It was built from concrete-filled sand bags and has roof made from a concrete slab.
|Historical period:||Second World War (1939 to 1945)|
|Event(s):||Turning the Tide Project 1997 - 1998; Archaeological Services University of Durham|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Seaham
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