Monument record HLY 042 - World War II defensive scaffolding.

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World War II defensive scaffolding, Hollesley


Grid reference Centred TM 37484 44548 (1212m by 1105m)
Map sheet TM34SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A line of World War II defensive scaffolding running from TM38084509 to TM36884408, roughly following the line of the existing seabank, can be seen on RAF photograph from the 1940's. In 1941 only the northern half of the scaffolding had been constructed (S1) (S2) but by Jan 1942 the whole strip was completed. (S3) By Oct 1945 most of the scaffolding had been removed although some pieces remained on the foreshore and small stretches are visible even in 1970. (S4) The beach scaffolding forms part of the extensive coastal defences erected along this stretch of the Suffolk coast.
See HLY 037, HLY 038 and HLY 042 for the military sites through which the scaffolding runs.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S423 Fr 13/14, 20 Aug 1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 5656 Fr 55, 06 Oct 1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. BR289/A2 Fr A22, 07 Jan 1942.
  • <S4> Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Ltd. Meridian - Air Photograph. 70/69 Fr 167, 13 Sep 1970.

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 12:03PM

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