Monument record BNC 061 - 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 53714 84009 (92m by 141m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible in 1940 at TM 537840, east of Beach Farm. The strongpoint comprises a possible pillbox (apparently circular and therefore possibly of World War II date), associated trenches and emplacement, within a barbed wire circuit (possibly with a northern access) (S1). By 1941, the barbed wire circuit has been extended to the south, as have the trenches. The original pillbox has also gone and two new probable pillboxes have been built just to the south (S2-3). The site has since been 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 5-6.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 8-9.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 10:09AM

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