Monument record KSS 047 - World War II barbed wire obstruction and possible gun emplacements.

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Barbed wire obstruction and possible gun emplacements of World War II date north-east of Cliff Farm Cottage


Grid reference Centred TM 53388 87806 (46m by 245m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A length of barbed wire obstruction, running for c 250m, can be seen to the west of Kessingland Cliffs on 1941 aerial photographs (S1). This is of World War II date and would presumably have been a second line of defence in the event of an invasion from the sea. Also visible on these photographs are three small structures in the hedge around one of the fields. The function of these structures is unclear, although it seems likely that they were contemporary with other World War II features in the area. There are 2 oval structures and one circular one. It is possible that these may be gun emplacements, but the photographs do not show enough detail to be sure.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmsA35-A36 24-Dec-1941.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 3:11PM

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