Monument record COR 031 - Section of a World War II barbed wire coast defence, bomb crater and gun emplacement.

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Section of barbed wire coast defence, bomb crater and gun emplacement near holiday camps at Corton


Grid reference Centred TM 54389 97550 (46m by 136m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A section of barbed wire obstruction c250m long can be seen running along the cliff top to the east of Corton on 1941 aerial photographs (S1). It does not appear on photographs from 1940. Close to the barbed wire (at TM54389755) a bomb crater can be seen, while at TM54399753 is what appears to be a small gun emplacement. The features can still be seen on 1945 photographs (S2), with the exception of the gun emplacement, which appears to have been levelled.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmsA6-A7 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK761 Pt1 Frm6114 2-Sep-1945.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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