Monument record ADB 117 - A World War II pillbox in the town.

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A World War II pillbox in Aldeburgh town, Aldeburgh


Grid reference Centred TM 46503 56852 (6m by 5m)
Map sheet TM45NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A World War II pillbox is visible on aerial photographs of Aldeburgh, at circa TM46505685. It is first visible in 1941 and appears to be located so as to to be able to observer the junction of Victoria Road and the High Street in Aldeburgh. It also acts as a roadblock to prevent passage from Moot Hall square and the seafront. It is just visible on an aerial photograph of 1943, but the detail of the image is poor (S2). The road appears to be free of obstacles by October 1945 (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2/BR11/14 4-5 17-Dec-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US/7PH/GP/LOC132 5048-5049 30-Dec-1943.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 4307-4308 16-Oct-1945.

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Record last edited

Sep 18 2014 3:43PM

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