Yorkshire's Military Coastline

North Yorkshire

Ravenscar

The Radar Station

The radar station at Ravenscar maintained by the National Trust.

This image is scheduled for replacement.

Runswick Bay

Runswick Pill Box.

World war two structure on the beach at Runswick Bay.

Rememberance.

In 1941, a platoon of the 7th Btn. of the Loyal Regt. under Lt. John B. Sanderson (1921-2001) built this pillbox and other defences on Runswick Bay. In 1944, John was one of the few survivors of the Battle of Sangshack when the 50th Indian Para Bde. held up the Japanese advance on Kohima for 6 days.

See profile on paraata.co.uk

The Wolds Area

Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay Pillbox

An upside-down pillbox at Cayton Bay. The floor section lies on the beach (out of shot to the right).

Command centre pillbox

Two broken segments of a command centre pillbox at Cayton Bay.

Command Centre Pillbox

Two sections of a command centre pillbox at the foot of the eroding clay cliff that it stood on.

Pillbox fragment

The seaward section of a pillbox command post at Cayton Bay.

Filey

Hunmanby

A coastal searchlight

Hunmanby Gap.

A lozenge pillbox - Hunmanby

A lozenge pillbox fallen onto the beach at Hunmanby Gap in Filey Bay.

Hunmanby Anti-Tank Emplacement

Looking toward Speeton and Bempton cliffs.

Ant-tank gun overlooking Filey Bay

Remnants of a WW2 anti-tank emplacement at Hunmanby Gap.

Speeton

Erosion threatened pillbox

A wartime pillbox slips down the clay cliffs at Speeton, Yorkshire.

Flamborough

Pillbox at Flamborough

One of the pillboxes overlooking Selwicks bay, Flamborough, Yorkshire.

Flamborough Pillbox

The lower pillbox overlooking Selwicks bay, Flamborough, Yorkshire.

Danes Dyke

Danes Dyke

Once this pillbox would have commanded a view over the sea but now the woods have grown around it.

Image captured on Fomapan 100 4x5 film.

Danes Dyke Pillbox

A pillbox perilously overhanging the cliff between Danes Dyke and South Landing on the East Yorkshire coast.

Bridlington

Spitfire over the Spa

A Spitfire flypast for the VE day event at Bridlington Spa.

Fraisthorpe

High and Dry

A defiant pillbox on the beach between Fraisthorpe and Barmston.

Fraisthorpe Pillbox

Just South of Bridlington pillboxes and other defences line the coast. This pillbox has slipped onto the beach at Fraisthorpe.

Wartime defences

Fraisthorpe, East Yorkshire.

Coastal defences / pillbox

Fraisthorpe, East Yorkshire.

Barmston

Barmston Pillbox

The Barmston pill box on the brink due to coastal erosion.

Intrepid 4x5 inch camera
Fuji 125mm f5.6
1/4s @ F32

Fomopan 100 (exposed at ISO50)
Developerd for 13 minutes in Perceptol 1+3

Barmston Pillbox

A world war two pill box on the brink due to coastal erosion.

Intrepid 4x5 inch camera
Fuji 125mm f5.6
1/2s @ F32

Fomopan 100 (exposed at ISO50)
Developerd for 13 minutes in Perceptol 1+3

Barmston Pillbox

Another view of the Barmston world war two pill box on the brink due to coastal erosion.

Intrepid 4x5 inch camera
Fuji 125mm f5.6
1/2s @ F32

Fomopan 100 (exposed at ISO50)
Developerd for 13 minutes in Perceptol 1+3

Barmston Main Drain

A wartime pillbox overlooking Barmson main drain.

Holderness

East Newton

East Newton Pillbox

One by one the military remnants are claimed by coastal erosion of the clay cliffs of Holderness.

Ringbrough

Eroded pillbox - Ringbrough.

The Hornsea wind farm on the horizon.

Ringbrough gun base and structures.

These remnants of the Ringbrough battery are exposed only at low tides. In the background is the leaching tower used in creating undersea gas caverns, and beyond that the Hornsea wind farm.

Ringbrough artillery battery.

Unknown small structure adjacent to a gun base (which is out of view).

Ringbrough Pillbox.

Little of the Ringbrough battery remains on dry land. This pillbox and some storage / support structures are all that remain.

Ringbrough observation tower.

Facing the camera is the foundation / base. The upper projections are viewing platforms.

Observation Tower - Ringbrough.

Remnants of the WW2 Ringbrough battery.

Unidentified beach debris

Near to the Ringbrough battery.

Tunstall

Pillbox / Orlit post

Tunstall pillbox with orlit post above. The steel titting at the very top - only just in view - is possibly a fitting for a GZI indicator.

http://www.roc-heritage.co.uk/ground-zero-indicator-gzi.html

ROC post entry hatch

The Royal Observer Corps post at Tunstall.

ROC Post air vent

The air vent of a Royal Observer Corps monitoring post close to the cliff edge at Tunstall.

Holmpton

Fortified Farm Building

Farm building at Holmpton with loop holes in the wall.

Kilnsea

Godwin Artillery Battery

A gun base from the Godwin battery lies broken on the beach at Kilnsea, near to Spurn Head on the Yorkshire coast.

Godwin Artillery Battery

A gun bas from the Godwin Battery. Hornsea wind farm on the horizon.

Godwin Artillery Battery

Remains of the artillery battery at Kinlnsea.

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