Pillbox S0005917 Turners Arms Farm near Kirkleatham

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This pillbox formed part of the perimeter of the defended locality of Kirkleatham Hall during World War 2. It would have been linked to the rest of the defences by a series of anti-tank ditches. It is of a customised design rather than one of the standard layouts

Pillbox, Turners Arms Farm, Yearby / Kirkleatham
Pillbox, Turners Arms Farm, Yearby / Kirkleatham
The outer chamber contains four small loop-holes while the inner chamber has a gun platform with three larger embrasures.Pillbox, Turners Arms Farm, Yearby / Kirkleatham
The pillbox is in very good condition as it sits on private land and was sufficiently quiet forĀ a family of swallows to be nesting inside.Young Swallows in Pillbox, Turners Arms Farm, Yearby / Kirkleatham

My thanks go to Barry from Acro Engines and Airframes for arranging my visit to the site.

2 thoughts on “Pillbox S0005917 Turners Arms Farm near Kirkleatham

  1. Is there another pillbox in the same field? The Google Maps image seems to show a similarly shaped structure in the middle of the field but it’s hard to tell exactly what it is from above.

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