Keys to the Past

Pillbox at Seaton Sluice (Seaton Valley)

Pillbox at Seaton Sluice, Blyth. Photo by Glasgow University.
Pillbox at Seaton Sluice, Blyth. Photo by Glasgow University.

These are the remains of a pillbox, a small fortified gun emplacement made from sandbags. It stands on sand-dunes near the sea. Pillboxes were built during World War II (1939-45) as a defence against possible invasion from Germany.

Reference number:N11985
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Blyth and Hartley Links 2000; Tyne and Wear Museums
FIELD SURVEY, North East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment - Phase 2 2010; Archaeological Research Services

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