Monument record BAW 089 - World War II barbed wire belt.

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World War II barbed wire belt, Bawdsey


Grid reference Centred TM 33373 38408 (612m by 125m)
Map sheet TM33NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A length of barbed wire obstruction can be seen running across fields just to the north of RAF Bawdsey from TM332383 to TM338384. It was constructed some time after July 1940 and it had been completely removed by September 1945. The barbed wire may continue to follow the drainage channel at its eastern end, but because this is unclear it has not been plotted. It formed part of the numerous defensive features constructed to protect the important site at Bawdsey during World War II. (S1) (S2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106W/LA/1 4017 18-APR-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/22 4025 06-JUL-1944.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 7 2013 3:05PM

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