Pillbox near Fenwick Pit, Tyne and Wear. 2007.

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Here are a few photos of a nice pillbox near Fenwick Pit, Tyne and Wear. Apart from some silly graffitti the structure is in very good condition.

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The windows still have the metal covers.

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The pillbox is no-where near any roads and is literally hidden along a hedgerow.
 

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Hey man where is that?!! I have spent loads of time over at Fenwick PIt and didn't know about this. You'll have to show me next time we are over that way.
 

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Look about half a mile north up a hedgerow mate! To the East of the dirt track which goes to Hollywell.
 
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Look about half a mile north up a hedgerow mate! To the East of the dirt track which goes to Hollywell.

But I walk the dogs up that track all the time. I need to start looking in hedgerows more!
 

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That's fabulous. I've never seen one with a metal cover on before. In fact I didn't even know any of them had metal covers at all! :eek:

The pillbox is no-where near any roads and is literally hidden along a hedgerow.

I was wondering if it might be near a river until I looked on the flash earth link. It's odd stuck where it is. To the South-South-West, is that what looks like a quarry? There are buildings to the West of that which might have been either quarry buildings or factory/s and in the South-East corner of the grounds it looks like another pillbox. Maybe it was something strategic to the war effort at the time?
 
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That's fabulous. I've never seen one with a metal cover on before. In fact I didn't even know any of them had metal covers at all! :eek:



I was wondering if it might be near a river until I looked on the flash earth link. It's odd stuck where it is. To the South-South-West, is that what looks like a quarry? There are buildings to the West of that which might have been either quarry buildings or factory/s and in the South-East corner of the grounds it looks like another pillbox. Maybe it was something strategic to the war effort at the time?

The nearest river is just a stream to the north where the tree line is. That thing to the South West you mentioned is the abandoned Fenwick Colliery.
 

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