Pillbox, Chapel Hill, Napton on the Hill

Description of this historic site

A Second World War pillbox, a small concrete building whose walls contained loopholes. The pillbox housed guns. It was used to defend the Grand Union Canal, which formed a defensive line between Birmingham and Oxford. The pillbox is located to the west of Chapel Hill.

Notes about this historic site

1 A prefabricated (concrete panel shuttered) pillbox that might have been part of the Oxford/ Birmingham stop line.
2 Note, including sketches and photographs (3 pages).
3 A substantial reference guide.
4 ‘The prefabricated type has precast inner and outer panels slotted into vertical concrete posts. Concrete was poured into the void between inner and outer panels.

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