Monument record ARG 046 - World War II military features on the sea-front at Thorpeness.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 47187 59444 (36m by 57m)|
|Civil Parish||ALDRINGHAM CUM THORPE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (3)
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).
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Record last edited
Sep 20 2014 1:17PM