Keys to the Past

Pillbox (Shilbottle)

This concrete pillbox is six-sided and is partly below ground level. It part of a line of defences built along the line of the Coquet Valley, as a defence against possible invasion from Germany during World War II. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N4286
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Shilbottle


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