Monument record GSE 057 - Section of World War II defensive scaffolding.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 52780 88548 (138m by 208m)|
|Civil Parish||GISLEHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
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An L-shpaed length of defensive scaffolding, over 300m long, can be seen on 1941 aerial photographs (S1) in a field to the south-west of Pakefield Hall. It appears to have been acting as a temporary tank trap, as in photographs from July 1941 (S2), a length of ditch under construction alongside the scaffolding can be seen. This ditch was the first section of a much longer tank trap (KSS 038). By 1944 (S3), there is no trace of the scaffolding, but the new more permanent tank trap ditch is clearly visible.
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Record last edited
Jul 30 2013 8:11AM