Monument record COV 065 - World War II strongpoint, visible from 1940 northeast of Covehithe.

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


Grid reference Centred TM 53094 82299 (124m by 178m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible from 1940 at TM 53098229, northeast of Covehithe. The site is initially visible as a barbed wire circuit covering the southern end of the line of anti tank cubes on the beach below (S1). By 1941, however, the site includes a pillbox with associated trench system within at least one line of barbed wire and possibly two to the northwest (S2-3). The site has since been eroded away.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frames 48-49.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam. VK Frames 1-3.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 12-13.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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