Information for record number MWA8761:
Pillbox at Radford Locks

Summary A Second World War pillbox. It is situated on the former railway embankment at the west end of the viaduct over the canal at Radford Locks.
What Is It?  
Type: Pillbox
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Radford Semele
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 35 64
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Of brick and concrete construction, in good condition.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: Wartime Defences along Canals in Warwickshire
Author/originator: Mr King
Date: 1991
Page Number:
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Word or Phrase
monument RAILWAY EMBANKMENT * A man-made ridge to carry a railway across a declivity or area subject to flooding. back
monument LOCK * A section of the water channel on a canal or river shut off above and below by lock gates provided with sluices to let the water out and in, and thus raise or lower boats from one level to another. Use more specific type where known. back
monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument VIADUCT * A bridge, usually resting on a series of arches, carrying roadways or railways over low-lying areas. back
monument DEFENCE * This is the top term for the class. See DEFENCE Class List for narrow terms. back
monument PILLBOX * An often squat building with thick, loopholed walls and a flat roof, designed to accommodate a variety of weapons, usually strategically positioned to cover a vulnerable point in a defensive system. Many were built to standardized designs. back

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