This cunningly disguised piece of invasion resisting architecture is located just to the East of Edenhall, at NGR NY566 331. It was designed to take a 2-pounder anti-tank gun, trained on the Langwathby bridge carrying the main A686 over the River Eden, some 450 Metres North.
The River Eden runs from South to North, and forms a natural defence line if, as once was mooted, the invaders landed on the North-East coastline and headed West. Note the heavy concrete portal blended into the agricultural building by use of local stone. The whole lot is covered with a tin roof.
Compare this building with the two-pounder anti-tank emplacement near Inskip, in Lancashire. The fronts are identical, although there is no evidence of the Edenhall emplacement being kitted out with a LAA gun, as the Inskip emplacement is.
Like many of these sites, it is now horrendously overgrown.
Note the inner wall of concrete-filled sandbags, and the revetment to the front.
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