Monument record BAW 056 - World War II minefield.

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World War II minefield, Shingle Street


Grid reference Centred TM 36762 42656 (164m by 257m)
Map sheet TM34SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

An area of World War II minefield can be seen on the beach at Shingle Street from December 1943. (S1) (S2) (S3) The features, presumably the holes from which the mines were removed after the war, can still be identified as late as 1971. (S4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US/7PH/GP/LOC132 fr 5009, 30 Dec 1943.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/832/F20 fr 3116, 23 Sep 1945.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 58/1007 fr 0053, 04 Feb 1953.
  • <S4> Photograph: OS, AP. 71/156 fr 82, 02 May 1971.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 7 2013 2:57PM

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