Monument record COR 030 - Four World War II covered trench air raid shelters.

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Four World War II covered trench air raid shelters within Corton Beach holiday camp.


Grid reference Centred TM 54342 97476 (95m by 98m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Four zig-zag earthworks are visible on 1940 aerial photographs (S1) in between chalets at Corton Beach holiday camp. The earthworks have entrances at either end and range from 18m to 33m long. These features are covered trench air raid shelters and would most likely have been used by military personnel who were probably stationed in the holiday camp. Although somewhat less crisp, the shelters are still visible on photographs from 1946 (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR190 FrmsA2-A3 18-Aug-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/1146 Frm5005 30-Jan-1946.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 20 2012 2:18PM

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