Monument record GSE 057 - Section of World War II defensive scaffolding.

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A section of defensive scaffolding south-west of Pakefield Hall


Grid reference Centred TM 52780 88548 (138m by 208m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

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.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> (No record type): 2BC/BR173 FrmG12 17-Jun-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2B/BR85 FrmH5 20-Jul-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frm3054 10-Sep-1944.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 8:11AM

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