Monument record LCS 123 - World War II practice trenches.

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Probable World War II practice trenches near the beach at Sizewell, Leiston


Grid reference Centred TM 47545 64501 (152m by 51m)
Map sheet TM46SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A series of pits and trenches are visible on aerial photographs from 1941 onwards as earthworks on the high ground overlooking the beach at Sizewell, centred roughly on TM47546450 (S1). They appear at roughly the same time as the anti-tank cubes LCS 122, and follow the same alignment, from roughly TM47466447 to TM47626452. They serve no obvious function, and are probably practice trenches dug at the same time that the cubes were installed. They are clearly visible on photographs of 1945, and can still be seen, although in a much degraded form, on photographs taken in 1975 (S2, S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF S/524 31 21-Sep-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 3203-3204 16-Oct-1945.
  • <S3> Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Ltd. Meridian - Air Photograph. NMR MAL/75038 242-243 07-Jun-1975.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 12 2013 3:01PM

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