Monument record LCS 095 - World War II anti-tank ditch.

Please read our .


Anti-tank ditch of World War II date to the north of Goose Hill


Grid reference Centred TM 47249 65281 (397m by 1378m)
Map sheet TM46NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

An anti-tank ditch can be seen as an earthwork running for c1.8km between TM47056596 & TM47386459, to the north of Goose Hill, on 1941 aerial photographs (S1). The obstacle has been created by widening and deepening a pre-existing watercourse, which has resulted in the spoil being heaped up alongside the channels, thus creating the earthwork banks which are visible on the aerial phorographs. The feature is also clearly visible on 1943 aerial photographs (S2), but by 1945 (S3), the spoil banks are less clear and have weathered away somewhat. The anti-tank ditch would have formed a component of the World War II defences in this area.

The waterfilled ditch is still extant in 2006, with low spread bank? (S4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S/524 H14 Frms30-31 21-Sep-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. AC/165 Frms 5075-5076 4-Jan-1943.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK929 Frms3203-3204 16-Oct-1945.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: David Sims. 2006. The military defence of a section of the Suffolk Coastline 1939 to 1942. Fig 5 map, Fig 6 photo.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

May 19 2021 7:42PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.