Monument record LCS 104 - World War II bomb craters.

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World War II Bomb craters in Leiston parish


Grid reference Centred TM 47376 63851 (133m by 104m)
Map sheet TM46SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A group of approximately 14 bomb craters of World War II date are visible as earthworks centred on circa TM47656384. The bomb craters are visible as circular depressions, the majority of which are aligned in 3 lines running south-east to north-west across an area of military activity in World War II. The lines run from circa TM47336380 to TM47326384, TM47366383 to TM47356386 and TM47406382 to TM47386387. An outlying crater can be seen at circa TM47446390. They are first visible on aerial photographs from 1940, but can be seen most clearly on photographs from 1941 (S1, S2). They are visible during the early stages of construction at Sizewell power station in 1969, but appear to have been destroyed by 1973 (S3, S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2/BR11/14 17-18 08-Jul-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2/BR167 22-23 17-Dec-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/69070 04-05 05-Apr-1969.
  • <S4> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/73333 39-40 23-Jun-1973.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 12 2013 2:54PM

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