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In the fields east of Church Lane, between Abbey Farm and the Greyhound, is this "pill box". Like many others it was, no doubt, erected as part of the defense measures of the country during the Second World War.

As a defensive post it's siting is a bit of a mystery. Although it has the merit of being centrally placed in the village, its exposed position on low gound does not make it an ideal place to defend. It would be interesting to learn about the decision that led to it being sited here, rather than one that gave it a better command of the road through the village.

This picture was taken on 9 September 2004, soon after new electric fencing had been placed dividing the field into a number of smaller paddocks for the stables.

Page published: 11 February 2005