Monument record BNC 058 - World War II strongpoint.

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World War II strongpoint northeast of Benacre Broad, subsequently eroded away.


Grid reference Centred TM 53469 83096 (131m by 104m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

A World War II strongpoint is visible at TM 534830 northeast of Benacre Broad in 1940. The strongpoint comprises a large circular pillbox with rear blast wall (possibly of World War I date) and associated trench system within a barbed wire circuit (with a second line of barbed wire to the southwest) (S1). By 1941, the large pillbox has been removed, presumably the defences are relying on the pillbox incorporated into the anti tank cube line to the east. The overall defences of this beach have also been augmented and the strongpoint is now connected to other parts of the defences by barbed wire lines (S2-3). The site has since been eroded away.
Initially numbered as BNC 029 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/14 Frames 49-50.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam. VK Frames 3-4.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 10-11.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 10:09AM

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