Keys to the Past

Pillbox near Cottingwood Common (Morpeth; Hebron)

A six-sided pillbox was built near the Old Race Course in World War II. It was made of concrete with a projecting entrance and openings for rifles and machine guns. Nearby are traces of what may have been a zigzag trench that might also be part of the wartime defences.

Reference number:N11117
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Archaeological mitigation, Morpeth Northern Bypass: Photographic survey 2015; Archaeological Services Durham University

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Hebron
Local History of Morpeth


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