Monument record KSS 038 - A length of WWII tank trap.

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A length of WWII tank trap running from near Pakefield Hall to north of Kessingland


Grid reference Centred TM 52824 88197 (306m by 947m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A section of tank trap running c 1.3km from near Pakefield Hall to north of Kessingland can be seen on 1944 aerial photographs (S1). It consists of a length of ditch, sometimes using existing water courses, some sections of which have associated banks of spoil, others do not. The tank trap does not appear on photographs from June 1941 (S2), but a small section can be seen under construction on photographs of July 1941 (S3). The construction of the feature was thus begun between these 2 dates. Before the construction of the ditch type tank trap, a short section of scaffolding (GSE 057) created a defence obstruction near Pakefield Hall, and the newly constructed ditch type tank trap can be seen following the line of this briefly (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frm3054 10-Sep-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 FrmG12 17-Jun-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2B/BR85 FrmH5 20-Jul-1941.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 3:08PM

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