Monument record DUN 029 - World War II anti-tank scaffolding buried under the cliff top.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 4856 7233 (2558m by 4906m)|
|Civil Parish||DUNWICH, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
|Civil Parish||WALBERSWICK, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
|Civil Parish||SOUTHWOLD, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
Barbed wire beach defences and defensive scaffolding can be seen running along the beach between Walberswick and Dunwich on a number of aerial photographs from the 1940s (S1,S2). Various sections of scaffolding and barbed wire form a more or less continuous length of defences along the beach, covering more than 5.5km. The defences run between TM50417478 & TM47866988 and include a small area of minefield at TM48047109. Additional defences in the form of vertical poles possibly set in concrete, known as 'dragons teeth', can also be seen in the breakers on oblique photographs of 1941 (S3).
N of the car park, next to the seawall, Dunwich Anti-tank scaffolding buried under the cliff top at Dunwich at TM48007085 (S4).
- <S1> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2A/BR165 A31-A41 18-Nov-1941.
- <S2> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK929 3119-3123 16-Oct-1945.
- <S3> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF TM5074/1 (MS031038/6987) 07-JUL-1941.
- <S4> SSF54450 Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0011722.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jul 31 2012 5:36PM