Monument record ARG 041 - A World War II strongpoint on Thorpeness sea-front.

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Summary

A World War II strongpoint on Thorpeness sea-front, Aldringham cum Thorpe

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 47392 59697 (48m by 56m)
Map sheet TM45NE
Civil Parish ALDRINGHAM CUM THORPE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible as structures on aerial photographs, located on the seafront at Thorpeness, centred on TM47375970. In 1940 a pillbox is located on the high ground overlooking the beach, behind a row of what appear to be chalets. By 1941 the chalets are surrounded by a barbed wire entanglement roughly 80m in length set in a 'D' shape. The pillbox has been removed by 1952. The strongpoint is one component of the beach defences which covered much of the Suffolk coast during World War II (See LCS 119 and ADB 154). (S1-S4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2/BR11/14 8-9 08-Jun-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2A/BR167 12-13 17-Dec-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF AC/59 110 19-Jun-1942.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 540/705 5469-5470 09-Apr-1952.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 20 2014 1:16PM

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