Monument record COV 054 - World War II strongpoint, visible from 1940 southeast of Covehithe.

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World War II strongpoint, visible from 1940 southeast of Covehithe but since eroded away.


Grid reference Centred TM 52859 81611 (100m by 106m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible from 1940 at TM 52858161, southeast of Covehithe. The strongpoint is placed to control a gully leading from the cliff top to the beach and in 1940 comprises a pillbox within a barbed wire circuit, which has north-facing access and is visible extending down onto the beach and encompassing a line of anti tank cubes across the mouth of the gully (S1). By 1941, the defences include a trench system and a possible weapons pit. The barbed wire on the north side has also been moved southwards to allow a Coastal Artillery searchlight to be built for the Battery at Covehithe (S2). The site has since been eroded away

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frame 47.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam VA Frames 1-2.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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