Monument record BNC 069 - World War II strongpoint.

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World War II strongpoint on the west side of New Cut from 1940. Extended by 1943 and since being eroded by the sea.


Grid reference Centred TM 53396 83558 (292m by 615m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible on the west side of New Cut (extending from TM 533838 to TM 534834). The strongpoint is under construction in 1940 and by 1941 comprises two pillboxes with associated trench systems (at TM 53388373 and TM 53398348), overlooking New Cut and the beach to the east, with a double line of barbed wire to the west and a single line to the south. By 1943, the trench systems have been expanded to form an extended line along the whole length of the strongpoint and continuing to the south and west (to the north of Benacre Broad, TM 53168331) (S1-4). The site has since been partially eroded by the sea.
Initially numbered as BNC 029 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004
Observation point and three square pillboxes (S5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frames 49-51.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam. VK Frames 3-5.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 9-12.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. AC/165 Frames 5059-5060.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Osborne, M. with Kerr, A. G.. 2008. 20th Century Defences in Britain. Suffolk. p. 160.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 10:10AM

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