Monument record LWT 055 - World War II pillbox and tank trap.

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WWII pillbox and tank trap


Grid reference Centred TM 54952 95294 (19m by 20m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A square pillbox, c 4m across, is visible on aerial photographs of 1941 (S1,S2) and 1945 (S3). Approx 5m east of the pillbox, a tank trap, made up of 5 anti-tank cubes, can also be seen. This tank trap can also be seen on aerial photographs from 1940 (S4). The features both appear to still be 'in situ' in 1945, and would have formed part of the coastal defences of this area during World War II.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S/423 H13 1416 Frms75-77 20-Aug-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmA13 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK761 Pt1 Frm6012 2-Sep-1945.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/16 FrmsA12-A13 19-Jul-1940.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 9:21AM

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