Sussex Military Research Projects

Cuckmere Haven pillbox

Project ID: SMR1011

Location: Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex

Project date: 2015

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Excavation and recording of a pillbox situated in a flood defence bank that had been damaged by previous (illegal) attempts to excavate it. The damage was restored by our reinstatement.

According to graffiti found in the embrasure, the pillbox was built by the Pioneer Corps in July 1940. Of unique design, construction was of very poor quality. The entrance tunnel retained pieces of wooden shuttering.