Benglog Pillbox, Llyn Ogwen

Pillbox, looking towards Foel Goch

Pillbox, looking towards Foel Goch

Date

1 June 2013
Location

Benglog, Nant Ffrancon

SH 64787 60576; 53.12514°N, 4.02214°W

Information

The pillbox is located close to the waterfalls on the Afon Ogwen at the head of the Nant Ffrancon pass, near the western end of Llyn Ogwen. The site was used previously as a sheep fold and the dry-stone structure has a thick interior lining of concrete. This position formed part of the network of World War II anti-invasion defences in the area.

Pill Box, Bethesda (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Pillbox

Dry-stone outer wall

Pillbox

Loophole and sloping shelf. The inner concrete lining is approximately 1.2m thick.

Pillbox

Circular gun embrasure, lined with ceramic drain pipe

Pillbox

Embrasure

Pillbox

Embrasure

Pillbox

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