Information for record number MWA8762:
Pillbox on Oxford Canal

Summary A Second World War square concrete pillbox. It is located on the Oxford Canal at Butlers Leap, Clifton upon Dunsmore, Rugby.
What Is It?  
Type: Pillbox
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Clifton on Dunsmore
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 52 75
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Source Number  

1 Church Lawford was principally used as a training base for instructors.
2 Oblique air photo showing an unusual runway layout.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Defence of Britain Project Record Form
Title: Defence of Britain Project
Author/originator: Amishaw A
Date: 2000
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: Wartime Defences along Canals in Warwickshire
Author/originator: Mr King
Date: 1991
Page Number:
A Second World War pillbox at Clifton on Dunsmore
Copyright: A Armishaw
Date: 2000
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Word or Phrase
monument TRAINING BASE * A military base used for training service personnel. back
monument RUNWAY * A hard level roadway or other surface from which aircraft take off and land. back
monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument DEFENCE * This is the top term for the class. See DEFENCE Class List for narrow terms. back
monument SQUARE * An open space or area, usually square in plan, in a town or city, enclosed by residential and/or commercial buildings, frequently containing a garden or laid out with trees. 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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