Monument record LWT 071 - World War II pillbox and slit trenches.

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Pillbox and slit trenches of World War II date on Gunton Cliffs


Grid reference Centred TM 54828 95642 (47m by 80m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A square pillbox is visible on Gunton Cliffs at TM54849564 on 1940 (S1) & 1941 (S2) aerial photographs. It is can also still be seen on 1945 aerial photos (S3). On the 1941 photographs a trench c 25m long can be seen adjoining the pillbox, with 2 or 3 other small trenches nearby. The trench at TM54839560 is quite small and may possibly be a weapons pit. By 1945, vegetation on the cliffs has obscured most of the trenches.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/16 FrmsA12-A13 19-Jul-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmsA11-A12 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK761 Pt1 Frm6014 2-Sep-1945.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 9:25AM

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