Monument record ARG 044 - World War II bomb or mine craters on Thorpeness beach.

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World War II bomb or mine craters on Thorpeness beach, Aldringham cum Thorpe


Grid reference Centred TM 47336 59535 (24m by 58m)
Map sheet TM45NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Two craters, probably of World War II date, are visible as earthworks on the beach at Thorpeness, at circa TM47345955. They are circa 9-10m in diameter and resemble bomb craters visible elsewhere on the Suffolk coast during World War II, but their close proximity to a minefield (recorded as ARG 043) raises the possibility that they may mark the location of exploded mines and that the minefield is more extensive than that mapped visible (S1). By 1945 the craters have been obscured through ground disturbance, possibly through clearance of the minefield (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2/BR11-14 11-12 17-Dec-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 3254 16-Oct-1945.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 7 2013 1:21PM

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