Monument record ADT 052 - World War II barbed wire obstructions forming a possible strongpoint.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 35980 41933 (205m by 212m)|
|Civil Parish||ALDERTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (3)
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).
- <S1> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF S423 4 20-AUG-1941.
- <S2> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK929 (F20) 4429 16-OCT-1945.
- <S3> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/839 5113 11-MAR-1952.
- <S4> SSF54450 Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0006366.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Sep 30 2014 2:47PM