Monument record DUN 074 - World War II practice trenches on Dunwich Heath.

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World War II practice trenches on Dunwich Heath


Grid reference Centred TM 47056 67924 (250m by 560m)
Map sheet TM46NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A number of practice trenches, varying between 30 and 130m in length, are visible on Dunwich Heath, around TM4706802, on 1945 aerial photographs(S1). Some of the trenches are linear, whilst others are irregular curvilinear and sub-rectangular in plan. The variety of shapes of trench suggests that they were being constructed for practice purposes, to familiarise military personnel with different types of trenches. These features are of World War II date.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK929 Frms4166-4167 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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