Monument record DUN 080 - World War II military site, possibly a training site or firing range, with associated gun emplacement.

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Military site, possibly a training site or a firing range, with associated gun emplacement on Dunwich Heath


Grid reference Centred TM 47359 67960 (126m by 134m)
Map sheet TM46NE


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

1941 aerial photographs (S1) show 5 military buildings (possibly Nissen-type huts) on Dunwich Heath, some of which have associated trenches. A gun emplacement can also be seen nearby (at TM47326790). Also close by is a square barbed wire enclosure, c 35m across, which may well be associated with the other features. This group of features is of World War II date and may form part of a training site (possibly a firing range). Dunwich Heath has a variety of features from this period, and seems to have been used as a military training area. The site has been cleared by 1945, and all that is visible of the structures are their concrete floors (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 FrmsA45-A46 18-Nov-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK929 Frms4166-4167 16-Oct-1945.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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