Keys to the Past

West Thirston Pill Box (Thirston)

This is a concrete pillbox built in 1940. It has six sides and a flat roof. Pillboxes like this were built as a defence against possible invasion from Germany during World War II (1939-45). This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N11366
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Legal status:Listed Building

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Thirston

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