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The Blockhouse


As wel as Pillboxesand Fortified Barns there are Blockhouse, or Level 2 Pillboxes along the Western Command Stop Line 14 that runs from Wigan to the endof the Leeds Liverpool canal. This one is at Heaton's Bridge next to the public house. It is a substantial building that guards the approach to the now disused airfield HMS Ringtail by Burscough in Lancashire.

The Blockhouse


As wel as Pillboxesand Fortified Barns there are Blockhouse, or Level 2 Pillboxes along the Western Command Stop Line 14 that runs from Wigan to the endof the Leeds Liverpool canal. This one is at Heaton's Bridge next to the public house. It is a substantial building that guards the approach to the now disused airfield HMS Ringtail by Burscough in Lancashire.

comments (4)

  • Ellie
  • up late!
  • 4 May 2008, 00:17
That's unusual to see a 2 storey one.

Have you any idea if they were made wholly from brick or was it just a facing?
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, it is brick with concrete openings and re-enforcements. Thanks for the comment.
There seems to be a lot of these old buildings around your way les, I suppose it's because of the vulnerability of Liverpool in the war. They are really worth recording for old times sake.
Les Auld: There are a few left Brian, and certainly Liverpool was constantly under attack as headquarters of the Western Approaches. Thanks for the comment.
This looks as though it has been maintained in recent times and I wonder if it is still used for anything?
Les Auld: Storage facility for the pub next door Bill, plenty of empties in there. Thanks for the comment.
  • mickyboy
  • North Yorkshire
  • 4 May 2008, 19:58
I live on an old bomber command sight in North yorkshire. it is strewn with things like this, they are a blast from the past arnt they. well captured
Les Auld: Thanks Mick, perhaps we can expect some pictures from you?

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