Monument record ADT 052 - World War II barbed wire obstructions forming a possible strongpoint.

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World War II barbed wire obstructions forming a possible strongpoint in Alderton parish


Grid reference Centred TM 35980 41933 (205m by 212m)
Map sheet TM34SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A number of stretches of World War II barbed wire obstruction, which are possibly forming a military strongpoint of unknown function, can be seen from 1941 in Alderton parish. (S1) The barbed wire has been removed by October 1945 although a pillbox is visible in the hedgerow. It will have almost certainly been there at an earlier date but was probably camouflaged. (S2) The pillbox is still visible in 1952 but cannot be seen on the later photographs. (S3)

At Bucknay Farm, Alderton. Type 22 pillbox of single-storey hexagonal plan, with flat reinforced concrete roof. Stepped embrasure in each elevation, apart from the rear, which consists of a doorway protected by an 'L'-plan concrete blast wall, and flanked by a small smooth splayed embrasure (S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF S423 4 20-AUG-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK929 (F20) 4429 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/839 5113 11-MAR-1952.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0006366.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 30 2014 2:47PM

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