Monument record LWT 051 - World War Two defences

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A length of scaffolding of World War II date. An extension of this scaffolding and barbed wire obstruction is recorded under LWT 045.


Grid reference Centred TM 5440 9525 (884m by 864m)
Map sheet TM59NW


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Full Description

A length of scaffolding can be seen as a structure on aerial photographs of 1944 (S1) &1945 (S2, S3, S4). This feature would have functioned as a tank trap. It begins on the beach at Gunton Denes, and then runs inland approx 400m west, before turning and running approx 750m south, finishing with a 250m stretch to the west. The scaffolding appears to occasionally have areas of associated minefield, while there are also small gaps at some points. Where the scaffolding crosses the Yarmouth Road, at TM 5432 9498, a number of spots can be seen on the road surfaces. These represent covers over sockets, which would have had girders slotted into them to create a tank trap on the road. This section of scaffolding would appear to be a late World War II feature, as it does not appear on pre-1944 photographs.

May 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
An extension of this scaffolding and barbed wire obstruction is recorded under LWT 045.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 20th May 2014.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frms3030-3031 10-Sep-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK761 Pt1 Frm6014 2-Sep-1945.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK821 Pt2 Frms6128-6131 21-Sep-1945.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK944 Pt1 Frms6017 & 6029 19-Oct-1945.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 4 2014 3:54PM

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