Monument record GSE 051 - A number of stretches of World War II barbed wire obstruction and 2 possible gun emplacements.

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Summary

A number of stretches of barbed wire obstruction and 2 possible gun emplacements can be seen to the north & south of Pakefield Hall

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 53143 88927 (330m by 532m)
Map sheet TM58NW
Civil Parish GISLEHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A number of stretches of barbed wire obstruction can be seen to the north and south of Pakefield Hall. Some sections are visible on 1940s aerial photographs (S1) - running in an arc from Pakefield holiday camp to the south side of Pakefield Hall. Two possible gun emplacements (small circular earthworks, c 7.5 & 10m across) are also visible in a field to the south of Pakefield Hall. These features and a trench are still visible in 1944 aerial photographs (S2,S3), but there is more extensive barbed wire by this date, and the original stretch has been dismantled.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR236 FrmA3 19-Jul-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. HLA/686 Frm3194 2-Mar-1944.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frms3052-3053 10-Sep-1944.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 8:08AM

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