Monument record REY 036 - World War Two earthworks

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World War Two date trenches and gun emplacement west of Lowestoft Road, Reydon


Grid reference Centred TM 5062 7821 (76m by 163m)
Map sheet TM57NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A pair of trenches can be seen close to a field boundary in a field just to the west of Lowestoft Road, Reydon (S1). Also visible c 125m to the north is a gun emplacement, probably a spigot mortar emplacement. These features are of World War II date and would have formed part of the defences of this area.

March 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
The gun emplacement described above is visible as an open earthwork on aerial photographs from 1945 (S2) but was considered more likely to be a bomb crater.
E. Ford (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 27th March 2014.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 FrmB11 17-Jun-1941.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/929 RP 3006-3007 16-OCT-1945 (EHA).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 22 2014 4:11PM

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