Monument record FEX 175 - World War II military site.

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A World War II military site, Felixstowe


Grid reference Centred TM 29225 34126 (235m by 99m)
Map sheet TM23SE


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

A World War II military site is visible as a number of structures and earthworks, centred on TM 29273414, on aerial photographs taken in 1944. The site consists of a group of small buildings, including one nissen hut, centred on TM 29313408, and a number of other earthwork features. Around 50m to the north of the buildings a large earthwork mound is visible. The mound, located at TM 29303413, may be a gun emplacement or searchlight as it appears to have a central feature, the nature of which is difficult to discern from the photographs. Other features surrounding the central mound include a short trench and bank, an arced bank and two possible concrete hard standings. To the west of the buildings and earthworks another two trenches are visible. One trench, located at TM 29113417, is circular, and the other, located at TM 29173408, is linear with two circular trenches and is very similar to a trench located to the west of the this site (FEX 168). The overall function of the site remains unclear. (S1) (S2) (S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/23 3006-3007 06-JUL-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/27 3014 05-AUG-1944.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1635 1004-1005 09-JUL-1946.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jul 19 2013 12:04PM

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