Monument record LCS 111 - World War II pillbox.

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A World War II pillbox at Sizewell, Leiston parish


Grid reference Centred TM 47508 63246 (4m by 3m)
Map sheet TM46SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A World War II pillbox is visible as a structure on aerial photographs, centred on TM47506324. It appears to be a type 26 with an external blast wall. It is located on the high ground overlooking the beach, protected on the seaward side by the coastal anti-invasion defences, of which it forms a component (see LCS 119 and LCS 127). The pillbox is first visible on aerial photographs from 1941, when it appears to be disguised with vegetation (S1). It is clearly visible on photographs of 1946 (S2), but has been removed by 1952 (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2A/BR167 21-22 17-Dec-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1673 4246-4247 28-Jul-1946.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 540/705 5458-5459 09-Apr-1952.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 12 2013 2:57PM

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