Monument record DUN 080 - World War II military site, possibly a training site or firing range, with associated gun emplacement.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 47359 67960 (126m by 134m)|
|Civil Parish||DUNWICH, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (6)
- NISSEN HUT? (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
- FIRING RANGE? (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
- GUN EMPLACEMENT (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
- MILITARY TRAINING SITE? (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
- PRACTICE TRENCH (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
- BARBED WIRE OBSTRUCTION (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
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).
- None recorded
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Related Events/Activities (2)
Record last edited
Oct 21 2004 4:56PM