Monument record LWT 045 - World War II anti-tank cubes.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 54916 95975 (1402m by 1271m)|
|Civil Parish||LOWESTOFT, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
A line of anti-tank cubes over 1km long can be seen on 1940 aerial photographs (S1), running along the beach between Lowestoft Denes and south of Corton. At TM54772939, another line of anti-tank cubes can be seen running inland to the west for approx 1km. This feature can be seen on aerial photographs throughout the period of World War II. Aerial photographs from 1946 (S2) show the anti-tank cubes on the whole still 'in situ', but some have been smashed and moved. On current maps, there are still small sections of concrete blocks labelled, demonstrating that some have survived through to the present day. A possible military earthwork and structure can be seen near its western end at circa TM53929627.
Line of anti-tank blocks at Tramps Alley, Corton (S3).
Line of Second World War concrete anti-tank blocks. North of Tramp's Alley path, running West-East from the Corton Road (B1385) to Gunton Cliffs (S4).
Line of Second World War concrete anti-tank blocks running West-East, just South of a track, and West of the railway, Gunton (S5)
Second World War concrete anti-tank blocks in woodland, West of the railway line, Gunton (S6).
- <S1> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/16 FrmsA12-A14 19-Jul-1940.
- <S2> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK 1633 Frm5084 9-Jul-1946.
- <S3> SSF53995 Bibliographic reference: Osborne, M. with Kerr, A. G.. 2008. 20th Century Defences in Britain. Suffolk. p. 160.
- <S4> SSF53735 Index: English Heritage. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1427924.
- <S5> SSF53735 Index: English Heritage. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1427929.
- <S6> SSF53735 Index: English Heritage. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1427930.
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Record last edited
Feb 21 2022 1:42PM