Monument record EBV 037 - World War II military strongpoint with trench, pillbox and gun emplacement.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 51186 77778 (154m by 209m)|
|Civil Parish||EASTON BAVENTS, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
|Civil Parish||REYDON, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
A military strongpoint, consisting of an irregular ring of barbed wire enclosing a gun emplacement, pillbox and small slit trenches, can be seen on 1941 aerial photographs (S1). The pillbox appears to be square and c 5m across. The feature straddles a road and three field boundaries, and in fact rosses into Reydon parish. It's function is not clear, but it would most probably have played a part in the coastal defences of this area (at c 100m away from the 1940s cliff edge), possibly as a practice feature. It can still be seen on 1943 photographs (S2).
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Record last edited
Oct 21 2004 4:56PM