Monument record GSE 056 - World War II anti-tank cubes.

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Anti-tank cubes blocking 'Crazy Mary's Hole' in Pakefield Cliffs


Grid reference Centred TM 53669 88675 (55m by 47m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

An L-shaped line of anti-tank cubes, c 80m long, can be seen on 1940 aerial photogrpahs (S1). The cubes are situated across 'Crazy Mary's Hole' a natural breach in the cliffs, which would have made access to the land from the beach much easier. A rectangular structure, c 5m across, situated at TM53678865 may be a pillbox, which may have worked as a defence feature in association with the anti-tank cubes. The 'tank trap' and pillbox are part of the World War II defensive features along this section of the coast. The anti-tank cubes can be seen more or less still 'in situ' on 1945 aerial photographs (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR236 FrmA3 19-Jul-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK927 Pt1 Frm6017 16-Oct-1945.

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 8:10AM

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