Monument record FEX 225 - Probable World War II military earthworks.

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Probable World War II military earthworks on Landguard Point, Felixstowe


Grid reference Centred TM 28287 31463 (96m by 63m)
Map sheet TM23SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Probable World War II military features are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken from 1944 onwards, south of Landguard Fort on Landguard Point, Felixstowe. The features include three earthwork mounds located at TM 28243143, TM 28253145 and TM 28253149. The first mound is sub-circular and measures 12m at its widest point. A concrete structure is visible in its centre. The second mound is also sub-circular and measures roughly 20m at its widest point. The third mound is circular with a diameter of 6m. The latter two mounds may also be covering structures of a military function. To the east of these mounds two small hollows are visible at TM 28333147 and TM 28333148. These may be one-man gun-pits. (S1) (S2) (S3) (S4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/22 4008-4009 06-JUL-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/115 5165-5166 30-AUG-1944.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/1007 0091-0092 04-FEB-1953.
  • <S4> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2831/14 (SFU 16159/06) 19-MAR-1982.

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2013 12:23PM

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