Monument record BNC 065 - World War II beach defences.

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World War II beach defences, visible in 1941 east of New Cut, many since eroded away.


Grid reference Centred TM 53465 83750 (552m by 1526m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

World War II beach defences are visible from 1941 along the beach in Benacre Parish east of New Cut, linking the various strongpoints. The defences comprise a line of barbed wire extending north-south, linking the strongpoints, and a number of additional sections of barbed wire and minefields which serve to divide up the area between the beach and New Cut (S1-2). The defences are augmented slightly by 1943 (S3). Many of the features have 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. 2A/BR165 Frames 8-11.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam. VK Frames 3-6.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. AC/165 Frames 5058-5090.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 10:10AM

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