Canvey's last remaining Pillbox
WW2 remnants at Holehaven
I recently discovered to my amazement that there is still a World War 2 Pillbox on Canvey Island. The Island used to have many, mainly on the South Sea Wall, but they were all destroyed when the new wall was constructed in the early 1980’s.
I visited on a rainy day on 23rd April 2008 to take these Photos. This Pillbox has the designation number of SMR10798 and is a Type FW3/98, very rare in Essex. It is built of brick & concrete measuring 9’2″ square with a narrow entrance on the north west side. The walls are 20″ thick, each of the four walls having a loop hole. It’s exact location is TQ 7768 8287 which is on the west side of Haven Road opposite Brick House Farm. If the new Ring Road is built it may well cut through this location and this last remaining three star rated Pillbox may be destroyed.
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