Monument record KSS 033 - World War II anti tank cube line along the beach.

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Summary

World War II anti tank cube line visible from 1941 along the beach between Kessingland and Hundred River

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 53724 84946 (200m by 827m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM58SW
Civil Parish KESSINGLAND, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A line of World War II anti tank cubes is visible in 1940 extending from Kessingland to the Hundred River outflow (TM 536853 to TM 536845) where it continues in Benacre Parish. The line is part of the beach defences and is associated with a number of semi-circular depressions (probably defensive positions and is intended to stop movement off the beach in an invasion. In 1941, the line has been extended east-west along part of the line of the outflow.(S1-3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frames 51-54.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam. VK Frames 508.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 6-9.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 3:05PM

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