Monument record LWT 069 - World War I trenches. (Mod)

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Trenches, possibly of World War I date, on Gunton Denes


Grid reference Centred TM 54938 95645 (48m by 138m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A section of trench, crenellated in shape, c90m long can be seen as a faint earthwork on 1940 aerial photos (S1) on Gunton Denes. This shape of trench is often most commonly associated with World War I, and it is possible, given the faint nature of the earthwork, that this trench may have dated from 1914-1919. It can still just about be made out on 1941 aerial photos (S2), but by March 1944 any traces of the trench have been obliterated by a series of bomb craters in the area (S3) - see record LWT 069 (XS19032).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/16 FrmsA12-13 19-Jul-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmsA11-A12 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. HLA/686 Frms3198-3199 2-Mar-1944.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 9:25AM

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