Monument record ARW 050 - A World War II pillbox and possible associated features.

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A World War II pillbox and possible associated features are visible on aerial photographs to the north west of Shop Corner in Erwarton parish


Grid reference Centred TM 20827 34522 (118m by 129m)
Map sheet TM23SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A World War II pillbox and a possible trench and weapons pit are visible as structures and earthworks on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards, located at TM 208345 to the north west of Shop Corner in Arwarton parish. The pillbox is a hexagonal Type 22 pillbox located at TM 20883457. The south west facing entrance of the pillbox is protected by a blast wall. A small L-shaped slit trench and a very slight circular banked feature are visible at TM 20783447 to the south west of the pillbox, closer to the road. The small circular feature may be a weapons pit. (S1) (S2) (S3) The area where the pillbox is located is now planted with trees so it is not clear whether the structure still remains. (S4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1492 3069-3070 10-MAY-1946.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1635 3020-3021 09-JUL-1946.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/66189 122-123 23-JUL-1966.
  • <S4> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 04/12/03.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 7 2013 1:48PM

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