Monument record CHL 041 - World War II anti-invasion defence, visible on aerial photographs.

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A World War II anti-invasion defence is visible on aerial photograph in a field to the south of Chelmondiston village.


Grid reference Centred TM 20398 37053 (240m by 137m)
Map sheet TM23NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A length of probable World War II barbed wire obstruction is visible as a structure on aerial photographs taken in 1944, centred on TM 20403706 to the south of Chelmondiston village. The linear feature is around 320m in length and runs around the edge of a field to the south of a row of houses. The feature cuts off one corner of the field, is not marked as a boundary on late 19th century maps and has been removed by 1946 suggesting that the feature is part of the World War II village defences. (S1) (S2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF HLA/686 3151-3152 02-MAR-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF HLA/692 4009-4010 15-MAR-1944.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 16 2016 2:28PM

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