Monument record SWD 031 - Slit trenches and a gun emplacement of World War II date in Southwold

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Slit trenches and a gun emplacement of World War II date in Southwold


Grid reference Centred TM 50803 75864 (59m by 195m)
Map sheet TM57NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A gun emplacement of World War II date is visible on Gun Hill, Southwold, on 1941 aerial photographs (S1). About 125m north-west of that, on South Green, two slit trenches are visible. These are also features of World War II date. The gun emplacement is still visible on an 1943 aerial photograph (S2), although the trenches are only very faintly visible due to a covering of snow.

2015: A geophysical survey carried out on Gun Hill revealed features associated with the gun emplacement (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 FrmA15 17-Jun-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. AC/165 Frm5032 4-Jan-1943.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Bescoby, D.. 2015. Gun Hill and Silkman's Hill, Southwold: A Geophysical Investigation.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Nov 17 2016 10:17AM

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