Keys to the Past

Pillbox (Warkworth)

This small barn was used as a pillbox during World War II (1939-45). It has a flat concrete roof, and gun slots inserted into the wall. The western side was rebuilt with concrete filled sand bags. Pillboxes were built in the early 1940s as a defence against possible invasion from Germany. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5616
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Warkworth


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