Monument record IPS 691 - Anti-tank cubes, Henley Road, Ipswich.

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Summary

Anti-tank cubes either side of a house. They seem to be mounted on a continuous concrete raft. There are 6 cubes one side of the house and three on the other.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 159 469 (51m by 62m)
Map sheet TM14NE
Civil Parish IPSWICH, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Located on NE side of railway bridge, either side of house, Henley Road, Castle Hill, Ipswich. Anti-tank cubes either side of a house. They seem to be mounted on a continuous concrete raft. There are 6 cubes one side of the house and three on the other (S1).

A series of at least 28 anti-tank cubes, from WW2, surrounding a pillbox. The cubes continue on the east side of the road, although fewer structures can be seen on the aerial photographs. The main semi-circle of cubes on the west side of the road have been destroyed by a housing development. Helen Saunders (Essex County Council), April 2014. (S2-S3)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF/CPE/UK/2302/5096, 10-Sept-47, (EHA).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF/CPE/UK/1937/4234, 18-Jan-47, (EHA).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 1 2016 10:34AM

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