Monument record COV 066 - World War II strongpoint, visible from 1940.

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World War II strongpoint, visible from 1940 on the south side of Benacre Broad. Much of the site has since been eroded away.


Grid reference Centred TM 53073 82596 (270m by 173m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible from 1940 at TM 530825, south of Benacre Broad. The site is initially visible as a pillbox within a barbed wire circuit (at TM 53178263) (S1) but in 1943 it is possible to see two sections of trench within a possible barbed wire line within Long Covert, immediately to the west (S2). The pillbox and at least one of the trenches has since been eroded away.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frame 49.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. AC/165 Frames 5060-5061.

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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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