Monument record LCS 091 - World War II coastal defences.

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Summary

World War II coastal defences just west of the beach to the south-east of Minsmere Level

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 47596 65062 (240m by 2046m)
Map sheet TM46NE
Civil Parish LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Beach defence barbed wire can be seen stretching for over 1.1km just to the west of the beach to the south-east of Minsmere Level, on 1941 & 1943 aerial photographs (S1,S2). The features can also be made out on aerial photographs from 1945 (S3). The beach defences are a part of the World War II defences in this area, and would have been a component of much more widespread defences which covered much of the Suffolk coastline during the war.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S/524 H14 29-31 21-Sep-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. AC/165 5075-5076 4-Jan-1943.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK929 4208-4209 16-Oct-1945.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 12 2013 2:50PM

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