Bleary Pillbox, Portadown, Co. Armagh

The Bleary Pillbox is similar in construction to nearby structures at Drumlin Hill, Moyallan. It is one of seven pillboxes in the town making up defences along the River Bann.

Bleary Pillbox

Cranny Road


Co. Armagh

BT63 5PB

United Kingdom

The Bleary Pillbox stands in a field off Cranny Road, Portadown, Co. Armagh. It remains visible from the road between Bleary and Portadown.

The pillbox is one of seven in the area saved as a result of campaigning by Alderman Woolsey Smith in 2001. The inside of the structure is accessible and similar in design to the Moyallan pillbox.

Another pillbox stands nearby but is more overgrown and difficult to find. Other defensive structures remain visible at Drumlin Hill, Moyallan, at Annagh Meadows on the Tandragee Road and on the site of the old railway station in Watson Street.