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Axminster Pillbox
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Devon
50°46'43.2"N 3°00'30.1"W
SY290981
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Axminster Pillbox is located on the east bank of the River Axe, Axminster, Devon.

The box is a type FW3/28, a hexagonal stone block 6 pdr. gun emplacement with 2 gun bays facing NW and S guarding the crossing of the river at Bow Bridge. The maximum range of the gun was 600 yards.

It stone-block shuttered, with the strange feature, a concrete block that bisects the arc of fire from the massive main embrasure. This block may well represent a later modification.

The pill box is one of sixteen Anti-tank gun emplacements on the Taunton Stop Line.