Monument record DUN 038 - World War II military structure visible on the beach.

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A military structure is visible on the beach, east of Reedland Marshes. Probably of WWII date


Grid reference TM 48667 72528 (point)
Map sheet TM47SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

What appears to be a structure, c 20m across, is visible in the sand, with some kind of bank behind it, east of Reedland Marshes on 1941 aerial photgraphs (S1). It is presumably of World War II date and is likely to have had a military function, especially given its proximity to the beach defence scaffolding in this area, and its location at a gap in the barbed wire obstruction. That the structure was only temporary is suggested by the fact that it seems to have disappeared by 1945 (S2). The exact purpose of this structure is unknown.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 FrmsA35-A37 18-Nov-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK929 Frms 3119-3120 16-Oct-1945.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 31 2012 5:59PM

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