Monument record EBV 025 - World War II strongpoint comprising pillboxes, trenches and barbed wire, overlooking anti tank cubes and the beach.

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Summary

World War II strongpoint comprising pillboxes, trenches and barbed wire, overlooking anti tank cubes and the beach before Easton Broad.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 51838 79008 (135m by 235m)
Map sheet TM57NW
Civil Parish EASTON BAVENTS, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish REYDON, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (6)

Full Description

World War II strongpoint (TM 518790), which develops from a trench and pillbox (at TM 51857902) in 1940 (S1) to 4 probable pillboxes (TM 51857902, TM 51867897, TM 51877903 and TM 51897904) with associated trenches and slit trenches within barbed wire visible in 1941 (S2). The strongpoint was located on high ground south of Easton Broad, overlooked the open beach before the Broad and was fronted by a line of anti tank cubes. The features have since been eroded away.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frames 42-43.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 20-21.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 10 2020 2:17PM

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