Monument record BNC 070 - World War II strongpoint.

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World War II strongpoint visible on the west side of New Cut, northeast of Beach Farm.


Grid reference Centred TM 53411 84120 (147m by 502m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible on the west side of New Cut, northeast of Beach Farm (around TM 534841). The strongpoint is visible in 1940 under construction and by 1941 comprises two pillboxes, and associated trench system and possible weapons pit (at TM 53418404) overlooking New cut, at the south end of an enclosure bounded by New Cut to the east and a single line of barbed wire to the west. At the north end of this enclosure, are two possible structures on the edge of New Cut. By 1943, the trench system has been extended along the entire eastern length of the enclosure and much of the western length, and has been extended southwards to the trackway over New Cut onto the beach. Also, the two possible structures now seem to include three pillboxes or emplacements. (S1-4)
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 4-6.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 8-10.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. AC/165 Frames 5058-5059.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 24 2014 2:52PM

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