Monument record COR 029 - World War II covered trench air raid shelters.

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Covered trench air raid shelters located within a holiday camp at Corton


Grid reference Centred TM 54442 97260 (43m by 67m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Two pairs of zig-zag features with entrances at either end can be seen amongst the chalets of a holiday camp in Corton on 1940 aerial photographs (S1). These features are covered trench air raid shelters and would probably have been used by military personnel who may have been stationed in the holiday camp. The shelters are between 25m and 35m long and are visible on aerial photographs throughout the years of World War II. 1946 aerial photographs (S2) show the features to be far less crisp and fresh looking, and the more southerly pair may in fact have been levelled.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR190 FrmA1 18-Aug-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/1146 Frm5005 30-Jan-1946.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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