Monument record LWT 084 - World War II rail block.

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A World War II rail block (tank trap?) west of Gunton Warren


Grid reference Centred TM 54306 96341 (13m by 6m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Two anti-tank cubes can be seen on either side of the railway line west of Gunton Warren in 1941 aerial photographs (S1). This wouls have served as a rail block, preventing enemy use of the railway lines. The cubes can still be seen 'in situ' on 1946 aerial photographs (S2) which is quite unusual, as such rail blocks were usually removed very soon after the end of World War II.
Second World War concrete anti-tank blocks On the West side of the railway embankment just North of a footpath tunnel, Gunton (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S/423 H13 1416 Frms80-81 20-Aug-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK1633 Frms5083 9-Jul-1946.
  • <S3> Index: English Heritage. Pastscape.

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Record last edited

Oct 19 2013 11:14AM

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