Monument record LWT 052 - World War II slit trenches and pillbox.

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Slit trenches and a pillbox of World War II date between Corton Road and Gunton Cliff road.


Grid reference Centred TM 54852 95079 (161m by 107m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A number of slit trenches, mostly zig-zag in form, are visible on aerial photographs of 1941 (S1, S2) on scrub land between Corton Road and Gunton Cliff road, around TM 548 950. The trenches vary in length from 10m to 25m and would appear to be either practice trenches or functional components of the coastal defences of this area. They do not appear on aerial photographs of 1940, and they have become overgrown by 1945. A square pillbox stands at TM54979511, close to one of the longer trenches.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S/423 H13 1416 Frns75-77 20-Aug-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmA13 24-Dec-1941.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 9:20AM

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