Information for record number MWA3489:
Pillbox, Lawford Heath Lane

Summary A Second World War hexagonal pillbox, associated with the airfield near Long Lawford. The pillbox is situated on Lawford Heath Lane.
What Is It?  
Type: Pillbox
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Long Lawford
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 45 72
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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1 A pill box stands beside Lawford Heath Lane. It is standard, of grey concrete; the windows and entry have now been blocked up with brick.
2 A semi sunken concrete pillbox alongside Lawford Heath Lane. The entrance and embrasures have been partly bricked up. The steps, or slope, leading to the entrance has been filled in. Unusually no evidence of a wall to protect the entrance from gunfire etc can be seen. The pillbox has a quality of workmanship, details and features not found elsewhere.
3 Hexagonal type 22 pillbox with two doors on the airfield side in corners and a projecting bay between them. The interior has an unusual anti-ricochet wall which flares out from the floor up. The walls near the doorways retain traces of sand and earth coloured paint. The loopholes may have been bricked up later in the war when it was desirable to have as few as possible. This pillbox is probably unique.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Defence of Britain Project Record Form
Title: Defence of Britain Project
Author/originator: Armishaw A
Date: 2000
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: GTD
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 3439
A Second World War pillbox on Lawford Heath Lane, Long Lawford
Copyright: A Armishaw
Date: 1998
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
monument FLOOR * A layer of stone, brick or boards, etc, on which people tread. Use broader site type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. 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
monument AIRFIELD * An area or site used for the landing and take-off of aircraft, often including associated buildings, equipment and other installations. back
monument STEPS * A series of flat-topped structures, usually made of stone or wood, used to facilitate a person's movement from one level to another. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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