Monument record BLB 102 - World War Two Anti-tank ditch
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 4613 7445 (255m by 1356m)|
|Civil Parish||BLYTHBURGH, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
January 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
A section of World War Two Anti-tank ditch is visible as an earthwork between the River Blyth to the north and drains that run into the Dunwich River to the south on aerial photographs (S1-S). Two World War two practice trenches or possible gun emplacements were visible to the north of Westwood Lodge (SHER BLB 103). The northern-most section of this feature was mapped from Google Earth imagery (S) as it was beyond the scope of the current NMP project. This ditch defence has been recorded to the north as SHER REY 099. The earthworks are now mostly levelled, although the southern section can still be seen as a surviving ditch on Lidar imagery from 2010 (S4).
E. Ford (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 8th January 2015.
- <S1> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/543 RS 4172-4173 24-JUL-1945 (EHA Original Print).
- <S2> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/602 RP 3004-3005 04-AUG-1945 (EHA Original Print).
- <S3> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/929 RS 4127-4128 16-OCT-1945 (EHA Original Print).
- <S4> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/58/1674 F21 0220-0221 04-MAR-1955 (EHA Original Print).
- <S5> SSF55747 LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR TM4673 Environment Agency 30-NOV-2010 (2m DTM Digital).
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Record last edited
Feb 26 2015 11:23AM