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Pillbox near Skinner's Monument

A Grade II Listed Building in Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.3075 / 53°18'26"N

Longitude: -4.627 / 4°37'37"W

OS Eastings: 225065

OS Northings: 382164

OS Grid: SH250821

Mapcode National: GBR GMYY.WV0

Mapcode Global: WH31B.W4V8

Plus Code: 9C5Q894F+X6

Entry Name: Pillbox near Skinner's Monument

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14741

Building Class: Defence

Location: On high ground 80m to S of Skinner Monument.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Holyhead (Caergybi)

Community: Holyhead

Built-Up Area: Holyhead

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Second World War pillbox fortification; part of circa 1940 defences of port of Holyhead.


Circular plan; in grey rubble with some brick on concrete foundations; head of wall has rubble set on end to give effect of folly or garden architecture; square-headed doorway, two tiers of loops, concrete roof. Detached curving screen wall protecting entrance doorway.

Reasons for Listing

Included as unusual Welsh example of this fortification type, to a design believed to have been used only on Anglesey.

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