Moyallan Pillbox, Portadown, Co. Armagh

The Moyallan Pillbox remains standing on a crest overlooking the River Bann defensive line in the townland of Moyallan between Portadown in Co. Armagh and Gilford in Co. Down.

Moyallan Pillbox

Gilford Road


Co. Armagh

BT63 5LG

United Kingdom

The Moyallan Pillbox is one of several in the area offering commanding views over the River Bann. Dating back to World War Two, the defensive position remains in excellent condition.

Protection of the River Bann was vital during the war, as it could provide access to the north to Nazi invaders.

This pillbox stands on a crest in a field opposite a petrol filling station near the roundabout linking the Gilford Road, Drumnacanvey Road and Mullahead Road.

Pillbox on the Portadown to Gilford Road

This pillbox stands on high ground near the River Bann on the main road between Portadown in Co. Armagh and the Co. Down village of Gilford. Photo taken on 10th September 2016.

The Pillbox in 2016