Monument record IKN 085 - World War II aircraft obstruction ditches and mounds.

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World War II aircraft obstruction ditches and mounds.


Grid reference Centred TM 40277 55184 (1100m by 514m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Three discrete sets of anti-aircraft obstructions, almost certainly of World War II date, part of an extensive group on Iken Heath. The obstructions comprise straight ditches, with the spoil piled in heaps to either side, in rectilinear arrangements. These features are originally visible as earthworks (although by the end of the war they are being damaged by armoured vehicle training in this area), but are ploughed out by the 1950s. Besides the three sets at TM 398553, TM 402550 and TM 406550, the obstacles also extend to the south. The set at TM 406550 is located within the area of IKN 015. S1-3
Initially numbered as IKN 015 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US/7PH/GP/LOC132 Frame 5056.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/832 Frames 3151-3152.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 58/1033 Frames 86-87.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 6 2013 2:22PM

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