Monument record GSE 052 - An irregular Modern trench surrounding a natural inlet in Pakefield Cliffs.

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An irregular trench surrounding a natural inlet in Pakefield Cliffs


Grid reference Centred TM 53685 88972 (26m by 25m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A section of trench, c 50m long, surrounds a dip in the cliff-edge of Pakefield Cliffs (S1). The natural gap would have allowed easier access up the cliffs from the beach. The trench was thus presumably constructed as a defensive feature and dates to the World War II period. The trench was still visible in 1945 (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR236 FrmA3 19-Jul-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK821 Pt1 Frm6029 21-Sep-1945.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 8:08AM

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