Monument record DUN 048 - Possible World War II structures on the beach.

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Possible structures of WWII date on the beach to the north of Dunwich


Grid reference Centred TM 48024 71094 (24m by 37m)
Map sheet TM47SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Three small square structures are visible on aerial photographs from 1941 (S1) on the beach to the north of Dunwich. They are close to an area of minefield on the beach. The two small, northerly structures are 2-3m across, while the more southerly building is c6m across. The larger building may be a pillbox, judging by its size and shape, however the structures do not seem to be visible on photographs from 1945 (S2), which would suggest that they were perhaps temporary military structures, rather than something more permanent, such as a pillbox.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 FrmsA39-A40 18-Nov-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/929 Frms3121-3122 16-Oct-1945.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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