Monument record COR 037 - Length of World War II barbed wire obstruction running along the clifftop.

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Length of barbed wire obstruction of World War II date running along the cliff-top from Corton to Hopton


Grid reference Centred TM 53991 98686 (593m by 1595m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A section of barbed wire obstruction, c 1.7km long, can be seen running along the cliff-top between Corton and Hopton on 1941 aerial photographs (S1,S2). It is not visible on photographs from 1940, but it can still be seen on photographs from late 1944 (S3). Althought more or less continuous, the barbed wire obstruction is interrupted at TM53769928, TM53829912 & TM53879899 by small slit trenches. These could have been used in association with the barbed wire as part of the World War II defences in this area.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S/423 H13 1416 Frms 84-90 20-Aug-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmsA2-A6 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frms3022-3026 10-Sep-1944.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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