Monument record COR 032 - Two World War II covered trench air raid shelters and four gun emplacements.

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Two covered trench air raid shelters and four gun emplacements at Corton


Grid reference Centred TM 54340 97618 (77m by 30m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Two zig-zag earthworks with entrances at either end are visible on 1941 aerial photographs (S1), close to a holiday camp at Corton. These are covered trench air raid shelters and would probably have been used by military personnel stationed nearby. There are two circular banked hollows to the west of the shelters. These may have been small gun emplacements or possibly weapons pits - it is difficult to be sure as the photographs do not show a great deal of detail. Two more of these features can be seen to the east of the shelters in an aerial photograph of 1945 (S2), in addition to those to the west.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmsA7-A6 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK761 Pt1 Frm6114 2-Sep-1945.

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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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