Monument record FEX 118 - World War II tank trap.

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World War II tank trap, Felixstowe


Grid reference Centred TM 32419 37469 (473m by 1903m)
Map sheet TM33NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A tank trap of World War II date can be seen running from TM320383 to TM323365 down the eastern edge of Felixstowe Marshes. It consists of an anti-tank ditch, created by modifying an existing drainage channel (S1) and a short length of anti-tank cubes designed to prevent movement along the top of the seabank itself. The southern end of the tank trap is visible on photographs from 1940 onwards (S2) and, although there is no coverage until 1944 for the nothern section, it is reasonable to assume that the northern end of the tank trap is also of a similar date. (S3) (S4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Map: OS. OS Map. OS 2nd Ed 1904.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2/BR11/10 B6-B7 22-JUL-1940.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/27 3019 05-AUG-1944.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 4394-4396.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 17 2019 1:56PM

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