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    This unusual pillbox, which has a wooden structure built on top of it, can be seen in the yard of Johnson's Yacht Station beside St Olaves bridge. The weather-boarded addition dates from the 1950s. It has since been used as office and later as a workshop, accessible via external steps.











    The concrete structure is of hexagonal shape and dates from about 1916. Its double steel doors on the rear face and the internal shuttering are still in place.









    The pillbox was used for guarding St Olaves bridge and is Grade II listed. DOB: S0002128


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    What a fantastic use of a pill box. Nice one!

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    Love it, can I take it home please. :)
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    I wouldnt call that abandonded, i'd call it over-run aha.. nice one brav!

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    Must have seen that dozens of times from the road (my parents lived for 20 years at Haddiscoe and I regularly drank at the Bell just over the road) and not appreciated that the wooden structure was built on top of a pillbox

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    Quote Originally Posted by night crawler View Post
    Love it, can I take it home please. :)
    No. It is mine, I saw it first! Lol :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_D View Post
    Must have seen that dozens of times from the road (my parents lived for 20 years at Haddiscoe and I regularly drank at the Bell just over the road) and not appreciated that the wooden structure was built on top of a pillbox
    It is hiding in plain sight. :)

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    What a wonderful little structure. If you hadn't bagged it first, Hamishsfriend, I'd have wanted it for a studio...perfect!
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    interesting use of a pillbox!

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    It's the first time I have seen a pillbox which could be described as quaint... I love it!!
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