Image Credit: A. Brookes (18.6.2012)
Posted by thesweetcheat
18th July 2012ce
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It does look like a barrow, but it is a buried pillbox from the war, the gun is said to be still buried there as well????? not sure about that though, i only know this as i saw it and wondered why it wasn't marked on the map, and was surprised to find out what it was, [i thought it was a midden, how wrong can i be, talk about different worlds.]
Really!? Not the fossil dune referred to on Pastscape either then. Pill boxes aren't generally shown on the OS, in case the Enemy got hold of one of our chap's maps. There are plenty of them round there though, so wouldn't be surprised.
On the 1972 OS 1/2500, there's an "enclosure" shown along there (although it may be a bit south of this bump).
I think you've been folklored, bladup? (It's like being Tangoed but less orange). Tsc's got a link to something that says it was excavated in the 50s, I'd think someone then would have remembered if it was a pillbox recently and with a gun in it :) But it's really interesting what you say, because doesn't it suggest that The War is now too long ago for many people to actually remember properly, and it's slipping into the realms of stuff you can use to explain landscape features. Like giants and Danes? (where did you hear your information btw?)
I don't get this as it's not hard to find, go to location search on pastscape, type in sw582429 and search within 250m and it's monument no 1425480 or monument no 1427671 [i think they're talking about the same place- all very pastscape, they do that a lot], it's definitely the place as it says a sea wall hides the front of it,of which mr hamhead says "the seaward side has disappeared and a wall built through it", [as you can see in his last photo], interesting stuff about the folklore side of things as well, because it was the locals remembering it been buried and if they hadn't we would all think it was a barrow, fossil dune or midden, wouldn't we?
Guess you're right then, yours are at SW 5810 4305 / SW 5803 4299 but the genuine barrow is further north, not the same things at all, I apologise. But your story about the gun's still a good un, hopefully it'll run and run like the buried golden coffin ones.