Monument record ARG 046 - World War II military features on the sea-front at Thorpeness.

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World War II military features on the sea-front at Thorpeness, Aldringham cum Thorpe


Grid reference Centred TM 47187 59444 (36m by 57m)
Map sheet TM45NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A range of World War II military features are visible as structures and earthworks on aerial photographs of 1941, located at circa TM47205945 (S1). A slit trench roughly 20m long is visible at circa TM47175946, about 10m west of a row of anti-tank cubes that forms part of the anti-invasion coastal defences in this area. A circular structure of roughly 4.5m diameter is visible at TM47205945. It is not possible to tell from the photograph exactly what function this feature served, but it probably housed a mounting for some kind of weapon. A probable pillbox is also visible at circa TM47205941, possibly disguised, roughly 30m east of the anti-tank cubes. By 1942 the only feature visible is the pillbox and this appears to have been removed by 1952 (S2, S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2A/BR167 11-12 17-Dec-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF AC/59 110-111 19-Jun-1942.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 540-705 5470-5471 09-Apr-1952.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 20 2014 1:17PM

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