Gallery of Dorset coastal WW2 defences

These paintings reflect the current state of several WW2 artefacts at actual locations in coastal Dorset. Though a minority of these buildings are in fairly good repair, too many are not. Some have been deliberately damaged by authorities (e.g. removal of pillbox roof) for a variety of reasons, such as preventing access to a dangerous structure. It would be good to see more of them protected as monuments.

Coastal locations, Dorset: (Each artwork image has a location number. Several works may share a location number.).

1. Upper shore, near Gaulter Gap, Kimmeridge.
2. Redend point, Studland.
3. Bran Point or nearby.
4. Elevated 20 feet up side of bank on the slipway road, Kimmeridge.
5. On top of White Nothe.
6. Near Redcliff Point.
7. Near Osmington
8. Ringstead bay
9. Edge of Flowers Barrow
10. Swanage
11. The Fleet, Weymouth.
12. Highcliffe Beach
13. Pondfield, by Worbarrow Bay.
14. Above Knoll Beach, Studland.
15. Burton Bradstock.
16. Fleet, Clifftop.
17. Chickerell Hive Point, The Fleet.
18. Army ranges, Worbarrow bay.
19. Abbotsbury.


More recent 'pillbox' works are generally nearer the top of the page.

Click on / touch any of the thumbnail images for larger image and slide Show.
Click / touch inside the right margin of an enlarged image for > Next, and inside the left margin of the image for < Previous