Monument record GSE 059 - Section of World War II barbed wire obstruction.

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A section of barbed wire obstruction on Pakefield Cliffs of WWII date


Grid reference Centred TM 53618 88556 (83m by 172m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A section of barbed wire obstruction can be seen running for c 170m along Pakefield Cliffs in 1941 aerial photographs (S1). It is adjoined by other lengths of barbed wire, forming a rectilinear 'enclosure'. It does not appear to be enclosing anything in particular, and may be another component of the features defending 'Crazy Mary's Hole', a natural breach in the cliffs where access inland from the beach is easier. The barbed wire is still visible on an aerial phtotgraph from 1944 (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 FrmA1 18-Nov-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frm3054 10-Sep-1944.

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 8:11AM

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