Monument record LWT 090 - World War II features, including barbed wire obstructions, a barrage balloon site and bomb craters.

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Various World War II features visible on Lowestoft Denes, including barbed wire obstructions, barrage balloon site and bomb craters


Grid reference Centred TM 55374 94176 (327m by 938m)
Map sheet TM59SE


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

A number of World War II defensive features can be seen on aerial photographs of 1941 (S1) of Lowestoft Denes. A number of stretches of barbed wire obstruction criss-cross the area. Close to the beach, two or three trench systems, possibly practice trenches, can be seen, one of which has an associated pillbox. A stretch of minefield over 150m long can also be seen close to the beach, and 2 or 3 bomb craters are visible slightly further inland. These features can also be seen on 1944 aerial photographs (S2,S3), although additional features can also be seen. Gun emplacements are visible, and a number of military buildings, possibly associated with the barrage balloon site at the north end of the Denes (around TM552945), have been built. Another barrage balloon site with associated buildings can also be seen at the south end of the Denes (TM55349394)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmA14 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. HLA/698 Frms4019-4020 8-Apr-1944.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frm3033 10-Sep-1944.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 9:32AM

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