Monument record FEX 237 - World War II military feature of unknown function close to the waterfront.

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A World War II military feature of unknown function close to the waterfront between Landguard Fort and Felixstowe Docks


Grid reference Centred TM 28354 32211 (55m by 92m)
Map sheet TM23SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

World War II military features of unknown function are visible as earthworks and structures on aerial photographs taken from 1944 onwards, centred on TM 28353219 on the waterfront to the north of Landguard Fort, Felixstowe. The feature consists of three parallel banks with a zigzag shaped trench cut into the top. A short stretch of barbed wire obstruction 43m in length is visible crossing the banks at a right-angle. To the east of the feature at TM 28373217 a small zigzag slit trench is also visible. The functions of the features are unclear but they are definitely in use during World War II. (S1) (S2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106W/LA/1 4034-4035 18-APR-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/23 3003-3004 06-JUL-1944.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2013 12:51PM

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