Monument record DUN 075 - Stretch of World War II barbed wire obstruction on the beach.

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Stretch of barbed wire obstruction of WWII date on the beach to the east of Dunwich Heath


Grid reference Centred TM 47784 67980 (19m by 535m)
Map sheet TM46NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A stretch of barbed wire obstruction, c500m in length, can be seen on aerial photographs from 1941(S1), running along the beach to the east of Dunwich Heath. This feature is part of a much larger system of coastal defences, which were erected during World War II.
Also seen as part of field survey of Suffolk Coast - jumbles of barbed wire eroding from cliff face - 20m wide cut visible. Wire sealed by 1.5m of mixed sand and ballast. S2

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 FrmsA44-A45 18-Nov-1941.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2003. Assessment Report, Rapid Field Survey of the Suffolk Coast and Intertidal Zone. Everett 2003.

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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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