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Historical Heritage 10 - Coquet Stop Line

A cache by Northumberland National Park Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/2/2014
In Northeast England, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is one of a series of geocaches by Northumberland National Park. You can see all our other caches here - why not go find another one and explore another part of our wonderful National Park?

Pillbox P322 is adjacent to the road and close to a public right of way. If the wicket gate or barrier in front of the pillbox entrance is moved it is put back again to stop sheep getting into the pillbox!


About the Coquet Stop Line


The Coquet Stop Line, which ran from Amble in Northumberland up the valley of the River Coquet, formed part of the defences constructed to meet the threat of a Nazi invasion during World War II. It was intended to slow the advance of the German army from the north to give time for a field army to assemble on the Tyne Stop Line around 30 miles to the south.


The Coquet Stop Line was made up of a string of pillboxes, with a consistent shape that has been referred to as the "Coquet line type" or more accurately "Lozenge" type, and is only found in the North East and parts of Yorkshire. They tend to have open ground in front, often the river or its floodplain, while to the rear, where the entrance is, efforts were made to provide cover for a retreating force. Each pillbox has a unique number. Most are still visible although some have been lost. There were also many sandbag pillboxes built the area between July and September 1940, but the concrete pillboxes were put out to local tender.  

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

 

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