Quantcast

East Coast Defences Hollym To Easington (pic heavy)

Help Support Derelict Places:

RichCooper

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2010
Messages
844
Reaction score
1,524
Location
Doncaster
After two trips finally managed to get this lot done

First up a swimmer with a blowhole S0013126 no internals for this one


S0013126 by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013126 (1) by codseeker, on Flickr

A bit further south we spotted a loopholed wall / defended building The owner was happy enough for us to take pics from the gate but wouldnt let us have a closer look (thank you zoom lens)


Dsc02010 by codseeker, on Flickr


Dsc02009 by codseeker, on Flickr

Next south a slightly tilted box S0013128


S0013128 by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013128 (1) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013128 (2) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013128 (3) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013128 (4) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013128 (5) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013128 (6) by codseeker, on Flickr


Then S0014010 with the ladder and brackets on the roof the other listed next to it (S0013127) on the dob must be an error or the roc post just behind it as theres nothing else there and S0013130 listed as between this and the sloped one isnt there either


S0014010 by codseeker, on Flickr


S0014010 (1) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0014010 (2) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0014010 (3) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0014010 (4) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0014010 (5) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0014010 (6) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0014010 (7) by codseeker, on Flickr

Down to Easington beach now Nothing there at Defence work S0013142 but Pillbox S0013141 is still there but a bit damp now.A Lozenge but with large end embrasures which looked to eroded til we noticed the extra concrete bulges underneath them.any ideas ?


S0013141 by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013141 (1) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013141 (2) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013141 (3) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013141 (4) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013141 (5) by codseeker, on Flickr

On to Pillbox S0013131 now fallen from the cliff


S0013131 by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013131 (1) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013131 (2) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013131 (3) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013131 (4) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013131 (5) by codseeker, on Flickr

Lots of anti blocks S0013132 next up with a strange structure between them ?


S0013132 by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013132 (1) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013132 (3) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013132 (4) by codseeker, on Flickr

Last on the beach is a sad looking lozenge S0013138 all the others listed on the DOB are either gone or under the North Sea


S0013138 by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013138 (1) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013138 (2) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013138 (3) by codseeker, on Flickr

Slightly inland of the last theres Pillbox S0013139


S0013139 by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013139 (1) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013139 (2) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013139 (3) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013139 (4) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013139 (5) by codseeker, on Flickr

And slightly south of that inland again Pillbox S0013147


S0013147 by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013147 (1) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013147 (2) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013147 (3) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013147 (4) by codseeker, on Flickr


S0013147 (5) by codseeker, on Flickr
 

jonney

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 25, 2009
Messages
1,619
Reaction score
881
Location
Durham
very nice pillbox porn there mate, we do like our lozenge's up north don't we lol. cracking stuff
 

cptpies

Veteran Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
652
Reaction score
299
Location
West Sussex
Rich, the bulges under the large embrasures indicate they were for a VMG. Eared pillboxes have them too although I don't know what purpose they served.
 

RichCooper

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2010
Messages
844
Reaction score
1,524
Location
Doncaster
Rich, the bulges under the large embrasures indicate they were for a VMG. Eared pillboxes have them too although I don't know what purpose they served.

Any ideas on the object among the AT blocks ?
 

Munchh

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2010
Messages
899
Reaction score
681
Location
The arsehole of the Cosmos
Good work Rich. I was under the impression that the 'bulge' accommodated the container for the condensor tube on the Vickers. Don't know this for a fact though.

I'm interested to know if there were there 3 circular indentations in a triangle pattern on the ledge below the small embrasures of the lozenge S0013139 btw?
 

RichCooper

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2010
Messages
844
Reaction score
1,524
Location
Doncaster
What kind of bird is that in pic 17?? Did it have a nest in there?

Its a Swallow it came in the door and went straight out of one of the embrasures.not sure who jumped the most us or the bird :lol: Yea there was a nest as well thats about the fifth swallows nest in pillboxes so far this year
 

prettyvacant71

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2012
Messages
1,701
Reaction score
1,843
Location
braintree
Wow you have certainly got out and about to get these shots! Very interesting locations! Was there a seagull actually in flight in one of the pill boxes!!?? I admire you folks into military history and know all sorts of codes and names for the various pill boxes, its great! I have a snorkle if your going on a revisit lol

Thanks I enjoyed that!
 

Dirus_Strictus

Regular Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2008
Messages
1,863
Reaction score
1,600
Location
Rawdon Leeds
Rich, the bulges under the large embrasures indicate they were for a VMG. Eared pillboxes have them too although I don't know what purpose they served.

According to papers from the time, they were there to reinforce the wall under the large embrasure, so that the Vicker's crew did not get wounded from debris spalling off the inner wall. The crew positions for a traversing Vickers placed the loader/belt handler in a position that was in the debris field from the inner wall face, if sustained fire or explosive force hit the normal exterior face of the structure. However, talking over the years to people who actually manned coastal defences seems to indicate that some mods were done so that larger weapons could be used in the structures. Dire times meant that things were changing all the time and did not always follow the 'Written Document'.
 

night crawler

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 25, 2009
Messages
3,532
Reaction score
1,641
Location
North Berkshire.
Amazing what the sea & nature can do to concrete over time. I take it the owner was not keen on you looking in the barn then, must be distrustful in case you were looking to nick something. Wonderful photos
 
Top