Monument record ADB 153 - A length of World War II beach scaffolding running from Aldeburgh to Martello Tower.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 46407 55334 (377m by 1276m)|
|Civil Parish||ALDEBURGH, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
A length of World War II anti-invasion beach scaffolding is visible as a structure on aerial photographs, running for about 1.5km from circa TM46495597 just to the south of Aldeburgh, to circa TM46115470 on the bank of the River Alde just to the south west of Martello tower CC. This continues the defensive line that extends up the coast in further lines of scaffolding, recorded as ARG 051 and LCS 119. A series of features that may be a line of posts are visible on 1940 and 1941 photography, and this may be an early anti-invasion measure that was replaced by the scaffolding (See ADB 156) (S1, S3). The scaffolding is clearly visible on photographs from 1941 and is still visible in October 1945 (S2-S5).
Slaughden, Aldeburgh. Scaffolding obstacle, reversed 'L' plan closing off the Orfordness spit from the mainland at Aldeburgh. [Plotted from aerial photographs] (S6).
- <S1> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2E/BR11/12 1-2 13-Aug-1940.
- <S2> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF S/423 62-63 20-Aug-1941.
- <S3> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2A/BR167 3-12 17-Dec-1941.
- <S4> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2H/BR163 1-2 24-Dec-1941.
- <S5> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK929 3299-3301 16-Oct-1945.
- <S6> SSF54450 Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0006213.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Sep 25 2013 4:04PM