Monument record WLB 022 - World War Two anti-glider ditches

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Summary

World War Two anti-glider ditches are visible as earthworks on East Hill, Walberswick.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 480 739 (352m by 634m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM47SE
Civil Parish WALBERSWICK, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Group of 2nd World War anti-glider ditches on East Hill (S1). For others to N see WLB 021.

January 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
The anti-glider ditches described above are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs (S2), along with many practice trenches within the same field, and possible bomb craters to the east, which have not been mapped as they are outside the scope of the current project. The anti-glider ditches are still discernable on recent Lidar imagery (S3). The anti-glider ditches have also been previously recorded as SHER WLB 030.
E. Ford (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 22nd January 2015.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, APs, 70 227 153 & 154, 1970.
  • <M1> (No record type): APs: (S1).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/929 RS 4124-4125 16-OCT-1945 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S3> LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR TM4773 Environment Agency 30-NOV-2010 (2m DTM Digital).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Feb 26 2015 2:11PM

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