Pillbox Two-Storey: Brookside, Yeading Middlesex

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The Pillbox is of a two-storey design with access to the 1st floor via a metal ladder which is still solidly in place.Very cramped ground floor and 1st floor.
    In poor condition with ever encroaching housing development.A once clear view across flat land is now obscured by dense undergrowth and trees.Access to the actual site is through a broken fence and climb over a mud bank .Entry to the Pillbox is easy.

    From the Hillingdon Council website.Locally listed.
    Statement of significance/ Reasons for designation Architectural:
    A two storey, hexagonal pillbox, in brick with stone coping to parapet. Much vandalised, and in poor condition. Historic: The only remaining one of a ring of such pillboxes that surrounded the Royal Ordnance Factory run by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) at Yeading, during WW2.

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I have just applied for this to be nationally listed not just locally.
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Update received today

    World War II pill box, Brookside, Yeading, Hayes

    Thank you for your application to add the above building to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. If you have any further contact details for the owner or owners of the building and have not already provided us with them, I would be grateful if you could forward them to me.

    We are now beginning our assessment of the building. Once we have carried out this preliminary assessment we will send you a copy of our consultation report. This report will set out the factual information on which we will base our recommendation. At that stage you will be invited to make any comments you wish to about the building. We will consider all representations made before finalising our assessment and making our recommendation to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. We will notify you of the Secretary of State’s decision in due course
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  4. Red Goblin

    Red Goblin Senior Member

    Let's hope they ask HMLR because Sarah Sing's report seemed not to show it as council-owned - see pA225. That said, though of course, the council should also know who does now own it if you do need to spoon-feed them after all.

    I'm nostalgically-intrigued, BTW, never to have found this so near to my 1960s school bike commute - nearest point c/o Streetmap - but then I also seem to remember the fence being forbiddingly high & impenetrable and there was no need, anyway, with more accessible wasteland alongside the canal to act as our strangely-UXB-free adventure playground.
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The fence in the field runs parallel with the location and it is fenced off however there appear to be contractors who have bulldozed land close to it and the fence by the gates was missing in the Cygnet way area

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