Monument record LWT 068 - World War II pillbox and associated trench.

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World War II pillbox and associated trench on Gunton Denes


Grid reference Centred TM 54957 95520 (30m by 58m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A square pillbox, c 4m across, can be seen on Gunton Denes at TM54979553 on 1940 aerial photographs (S1). It is located very close to a trench, which is some 60m long. The trench may have been a practice trench or could have been a component of the coastal defences in this area and appears to have been extended between 1940 and 1941. It seems likely that the pillbox operated in conjunction with the trench. Both features are still discernible on 1945 aerial photos (S2).

Spotted on Google Earth (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/16 FrmsA12-A13 19-Jul-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK761 Pt1 Frm6014.
  • <S3> Digital archive: June 2012. List of sites recorded by Pillbox Study Group.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 9:24AM

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