Nant Ffrancon WWII Defences Pill Box BYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Pill Box B is rectangular and oriented E - W, with a flat roof made of reinforced concrete. Vegetation growing on the roof, now largely gone, was intentional to camouflage the structure. The walls are pierced by three small rectangular ports on the wide N side, two on each narrow side and a further two on the S side. At the NE and NW corners are a further two circular ports lined with ceramic pipe. The structure is 6m x 4.5m and 2.3m high.
The pill box is one of two that, along with anti-tank blocks, six spigot mortar emplacements and three infantry positions, form the Nant Ffrancon Anti Invasion Defences Scheduled Monument CN399 which defended the strategically important Ogwen Pass, part of Western Command stop line No. 23 which ran from Bangor to Porthmadog. It dates to the early part of WWII and was manned by the Bethesda Home Guard.
The model was commissioned by the National Trust and created by Gwynedd Archaeological Trust prior to clearance and consolidation works at the structure.