Monument record MTN 041 - World War II pillbox.

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World War II pillbox near Wilford Bridge, Melton parish


Grid reference Centred TM 29046 50162 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet TM25SE


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Full Description

A World War II pillbox is visible at TM 29055016, perched on the flood bank at the north side of the Deben, close to Wilford Bridge. The pillbox is a Type 22 hexagonal pillbox and a blast wall indicates that the entrance was on its north-west side. The pillbox was probably strategically located in order to defend Wilford Bridge, the first crossing point on the River Deben, from enemy attack during World War II. (S1, S2) The pillbox was removed sometime before 1962. (S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3068-3069 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/79 Part I 5021-5022 27-JUL-1948.
  • <S3> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 11 Jun 2002.

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Record last edited

Aug 20 2013 12:06PM

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