Monument record IPS 432 - World War II pillbox.

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A World War II pillbox is visible on aerial photographs in allotment gardens near Pipers Vale, Ipswich


Grid reference Centred TM 17930 41573 (4m by 4m)
Map sheet TM14SE


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Full Description

A World War II pillbox is visible as a structure on aerial photographs taken in 1944, located in allotment gardens to the north-east of Pipers Vale, Ipswich at TM 17934157. The pillbox is hexagonal in shape with an entrance protected by a blast wall and roof on its northern side. It would have been part of the anti-invasion defences surrounding Ipswich during the Second World War. (S1,S2) The pillbox has been removed by the summer of 1946, (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/15 3050-3051 28-MAY-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/27 4005-4006 05-AUG-1944.
  • <S3> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 24/09/03.

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2016 12:06PM

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