Monument record BNC 063 - World War II strongpoint.

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World War II strongpoint visible in 1940 northeast of Beach Farm, now being eroded by the sea.


Grid reference Centred TM 53622 84205 (122m by 154m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible in 1940 at TM 536842, northeast of Beach Farm. The complex comprises at least two probable pillboxes, associated trench system and emplacements, within a barbed wire circuit (the eastern side of this is not apparent) with an 'annex' to the south (S1). By 1941, the barbed wire circuit is completely visible (with southern access), the trench system has been expanded and a further possible pillbox has been built (S2-3). The site is now being eroded by the sea.
Also seen as part of field Survey of Suffolk Coast - remains of WWII pillbox - concrete. Very broken and half in the sand. S4
Initially numbered as BNC 029 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frames 51-52.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam. VK Frames 5-6.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 8-9.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2003. Assessment Report, Rapid Field Survey of the Suffolk Coast and Intertidal Zone. Everett 2003.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 10:09AM

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