Monument record GSE 041 - Length of World War II beach defence scaffolding.

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A length of beach defence scaffolding stretching from south of Lowestoft along the beach in front of the Pakefield Cliffs


Grid reference Centred TM 53717 88938 (71m by 1551m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A length of beach defence scaffolding can be seen running for over 1.5km along the beach in Gisleham parish, to the east of Pakefield Cliffs on aerial photographs from 1941 (S1), 1944 (S2) and 1945 (S3). This would have been part of the World War II coastal defences in this area. There appear to be two square structures, probably pillboxes, incorporated into the scaffolding at TM53718902 & TM53728895.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmsA31-A33 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frms3052-3054 10-Sep-1944.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK927 Pt1 Frms6107-6108 16-Oct-1945.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 8:03AM

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