Monument record BNC 060 - World War II strongpoint.

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World War II strongpoint, visible in 1940 east of Beach Farm and since eroded away.


Grid reference Centred TM 53663 83868 (129m by 137m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible in 1940 at TM 536839, east of Beach Farm. The strongpoint comprises a large square pillbox with adjacent trenches or emplacements with a barbed wire line to the north (S1). By 1941, the pillbox has gone but the trenches have been extended and the barbed wire is visible as a complete circuit, with apparent access from the west and east (S2-3). The site has since eroded away.
Initially numbered as BNC 029 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frame 51.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam. VK Frames 4-5.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 9-10.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 10:09AM

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