Monument record COV 103 - Two sets of World War I or II trench systems.

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Two sets of World War I or II trench systems, visible northwest of Easton Wood


Grid reference Centred TM 52117 80479 (110m by 163m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Two areas of trench systems, of World War I or II date, are visible at TM 521804 and TM 520805, northwest of Easton Wood. The first set comprises two lines of zigzag trenches with communicating trenches at each end, visible as earthworks (S1-2) whilst the second set comprises fragments of two lines of 'crenellated' trenches with zigzag commmunication trenches, visible as earthworks (S3) and cropmarks (S4). Whilst the trenches may be for practice purposes, they may equally have been dug to defend the coast in the event of an invasion.
Initially numbered as COV 029 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frame 45.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam.VA Frames 3-5.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. AC/165 Frames 5063-5064.
  • <S4> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. TM5280/2/325.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Nov 10 2004 11:57AM

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