Monument record LWT 112 - World War II slit trench and pillbox.

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Slit trench and pillbox, of World War II date, close to Claremont Pier, Lowestoft


Grid reference Centred TM 54508 91929 (28m by 49m)
Map sheet TM59SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A square pillbox c 5m across can be seen on the Esplanade at the west end of Claremont Pier, Lowestoft, on 1941 aerial photographs (S1). It can also be seen on 1944 aerial photographs (S2). Approx 50m south-west of the pillbox, a short section of 'crenellated' trench can be seen. These two features appear to be connected with the WWII defences of this area, and in particular, the pier, which had a section taken out of it during the war, presumably as a defensive measure.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmsA22-A23 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. HLA/698 Frm4009 8-Apr-1944.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 23 2016 4:38PM

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