Monument record DUN 064 - World War II beach defence scaffolding and barbed wire entanglements adjacent to cliffs.

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Beach defence scaffolding and barbed wire entanglements south of Dunwich and adjacent to Dunwich Cliffs


Grid reference Centred TM 47793 69230 (99m by 1423m)
Map sheet TM46NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A 1.4km stretch of beach defence scaffolding and sections of barbed wire entanglement are visible as structures on the beach to the south of Dunwich, and close to Dunwich Cliffs, on aerial photographs from 1941 (S1,S2). These features would have been part of the coastal defences of this area during the World War II period, and adjoin featue DUN 029, another long section of WWII beach defence. The beach defences are still visible on photographs from 1945 (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S/524 H14 Frms19-22 21-Sep-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 FrmsA42-A45 18-Nov-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK462 Frms2014-2015 30-Jun-1945.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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