Monument record LWT 136 - World War II military strongpoint with various components.

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A military strongpoint with various components is visible on Pakefield Cliffs, Lowestoft


Grid reference Centred TM 53696 89564 (136m by 287m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

A military strongpoint on the edge of Pakefield Cliffs can be seen on 1941 (S1) and 1944 (S2) aerial photographs. It consists of a number of sections of trench, a pillbox, possibly a covered trench shelter, and two features which may be gun emplacements. These are all surrounded by a single, and in some places double, barbed wire fence. Only the trenches are visible on aerial photographs from 1940 (S3). This site would have contributed to the World War II coastal defences in this area.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmsA29-A31 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. HLA/694 Frm4084 26-Mar-1944.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR236 FrmA3 19-Jul-1940.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 9:50AM

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