Monument record KSS 035 - World War II strongpoint.

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World War II strongpoint, visible from 1940 at the south end of Kessingland.


Grid reference Centred TM 53573 85323 (192m by 197m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible from 1940 at the south end of Kessingland, around TM 535853. In 1940, the site consists of a large square pillbox and associated trench system, on the edge of the low cliff overlooking the beach (TM 53618537), within a barbed wire enclosure (S1). By 1941, the barbed wire enclosure has been expanded to the west and south (and is apparently a double line to the west), the original pillbox has gone and a new one (located just to the south) has been built and the trench system has also been expanded to the west and south (along the cliff edge) (S2-3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frames 53-54.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam. VK Frames 7-8.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 6-7.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 3:07PM

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