Monument details

HER Number:2945/0/4
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:RAF Cranage Airfield Defences.- southern pillbox


The World War II defences of the former Airfield at Raf Cranage are a Scheduled Monument. It has been divided up in to six areas. These are the Airfield Defence Head Quarters and Gun pit, three complete Pillboxes, one demolished Pillbox and an aircrew Sleeping Shelter. It was built as an aircraft storage facility shortly before the outbreak of World War Il.

One of three pillboxes which are hexagonal in shape and built of brick and concrete.


Monument Types

  • PILLBOX (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1020762: World War II Defences Of The Former Airfield Of Raf Cranage

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